C) Schemes/Activities/ Action Plan :
C.1 SOMASILA PROJECT
C. 1.1. DAM & APPURTENANT WORKS:
The construction of dam and appurtenant works were commenced in the year 1976 and completed during the year 1989 and the reservoir is impounded to a maximum capacity of 73.017 TMC on 30.11.2010 against its full reservoir capacity of 78.00 TMC. The Project consists of 3 Canals i.e. 1) G.K.N. Canal/North Feeder Channel, 2) South Feeder Channel and 3) Bezawada Papi Reddy Canal/Kavali Canal. The Canal wise details furnished below.
C.1.2 CANALS (03 Nos):
C.1.2.(i) GKN CANAL (NORTH FEEDER CHANNEL):
The GKN Canal takes off from left side head regulator of Somasila Dam and original length of canal is 73.920 Kms. The excavation and construction of structures is completed except in forest reaches. The ayacut so far developed is 41,400 Acres as against the contemplated ayacut of 43,000 Acres. The GKN Canal Extension (from Km.73.920 to 104.50 up to Rallapadu Reservoir in Prakasam District) was taken up under Package.32. The contemplated ayacut under canal extension is 98,500 Acres (Nellore District: 58,500 Acres & Prakasam District: 40,000 Acres).
C.1.2.(ii) SOUTH FEEDRER CHANNEL:
The Canal takes off at Km.2.58 of SKFF Canal which starts from right side head regulator of Somasila Dam and length of Canal is 74.725 Km. The excavation and construction of structures is completed except in forest reaches. The ayacut so far developed is 35,500 Acres as against the contemplated ayacut of 41, 000 Acres.
C.1.2.(iii) BEZAWADA PAPI REDDY CANAL (KAVALI CANAL):
The Canal takes off at Km.1.609 of Kanigiri Reservoir Feeding Channel which starts at Sangamanicutand length of Canal 67.619 Km. The excavation and construction of structures is completed except in forest reaches. The ayacut so far developed is 74,000 Acres as against the contemplated ayacut of 75,000 Acres.
C.1.3 STATUS OF WORKS:
C.1.3(i). Package Works on GKN Canal, SFC & Kavali Canal:
Modernization work on GKN Canal (North Feeder Channel) was taken up on EPC system under Package.11 and Package.96 i.e. from Km.0.00 to Km. 73.92 to increase the carrying capacity of canal from 380 C/s to 772 C/s and Extension of GKN Canal (North Feeder Channel) from Km. 73.920 to Km 104.50 was also taken up under Package.32 to feed Rallapadu Reservoir and to create 98,500 Acres of new ayacut with a total amount of Rs.211.844 Crores. The Progress of all package works and their status is hereunder.
||Name of Pkg
||Work done upto 05/2014
||Work done 06/2014 to 05/2019
||Cum. Work done
||2.59 (deletion due to SHLC )
||23.373 (Pkg.closed by the Govt.)
||16.771 (Work in progress)
||169.11 & 79.83%
||42.734 & 20.17%
||Closed Packages (02 Nos): a) No.94: Easening & lining of Kavali Canal
||Work was determined by Govt.
||b) No.95: Easening & lining of SFC
||Work Closed by Govt .
C.1.3(ii) Non-Package Works:
The works of Drilling & Grouting of Left side retaining wall of SKFF Canal and Energy dissipation on downstream spill way of Somasila Dam are in progress in respect of SP Division No.1, Somasila.
The works of Construction of Pick up weir across Upputeru river near Chintaladevi village, Kondapuram mandal, SPSER Nellore District and Conducting DGPS Survey & mapping for the forest lands for canals and foreshore submersion and CA lands as desired by the FAC (Forest Advisory Committee) were completed in respect of SP Division No.4, Atmakur.
The works of Restoration and Improvements to DPs under South Feeder Channel are near completion in respect of SP Division No.6, Nellore.
C.2 S.S.LC. & S.B. CIRCLE
C.2.1. COMPONENT WORKS:
C.2.1.1 Somasila – Kandaleru Flood Flow Canal starts from Somasila Reservoir taking off through Right Head Regulator and joins into Kandaleru Reservoir. It is intended to carry flood waters of Pennar River along with 15.00TMC of Krishna Water to Kandaleru Reservoir with discharging capacity, of 339.8 Cumecs (12000C/S) and having a total length of 51.25Km.
C.2.1.2 Kandaleru Reservoir was formed across the Kandaleru River near Chellatur Village in Rapur Mandal of Nellore District. The Kandaleru Reservoir is intended to impound the flood waters of River Pennar to provide irrigation facilities 3.00 lakh acres in Nellore and Chittoor Districts and to supply 15.00 TMC of Krishna waters to Chennai City for drinking purpose.
C.2.1.3 Irrigation Canals under Kandaleru Reservoir (TGP Canals 1 to 9 and KR Left Canal): The Satya Sai Ganga Canal (K.P. Canal) starts at Head Regulator (R/S) of Kandaleru Reservoir and ends into Poondi Reservoir in Tamilnadu State with 1 to 9 Branch Canals. This main canal is intended to carry 15.00 TMC drinking water to Chennai City and to Irrigate about 3.00 Lakh acres under 1 to 9 Branch Canal taking off from this canal in Nellore and Chittoor Districts. The total length of the main canal is 151.887KM up to Tamil Nadu Border. The total length of this canal is excavated and in operation since 1990. The length of the Satya Sai Ganga Canal (SSG Canal) covered under SSLC & SB Circle, Nellore is from Km.0.000 to Km.5.435/10.000 including Branch Canals 1, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6, 7A, 7B and K.R. Left Canal. The SSG canal from Km.5.435/10.000 to Km.151.887 including Branch Canals 8A, 8B and 9 is under the control of T.G.P & G.N.S.S Circle, Tirupati. The head discharge is 113.70 Cumecs (4000c/s).
C.2.2 SOMASILA – SWARNAMUKHI LINK CANAL IN NELLORE & CHITOOR DISTRICTS
The Somasila Swarnamukhi Link Canal is proposed from Km. 12.520 of Somasila – Kandaleru Flood Flow Canal and runs for a length of 100 Kms, through the drought prone areas of Rapur, Venkatagiri, Srikalahasti, ErpeduMandals and ends into Marlapaka Tank in Erpedu Mandal of Chittoor District. In view of difficulty in acquisition of large extent of alienation of Forest lands including Wild Life sanctuary, detouring of canal alignment in forest reaches are examined and found that it is not possible to detour the Canal up to Km.56.250. Detouring of canal alignment in forest reaches beyond Km.56.250 is possible in 3 reaches out of 5 reaches with minimum forest alienation to an extent of 7.36 Ha. which results the canal is through from Km.56.250 to Tail end is approved for Rs.30.75 crores. The Following are the alternate proposals for the Somasila Swarnamukhi Link Canal.
Alternate proposals for the Somasila Swarnamukhi Link Canal.
- Providing Lift Scheme from Km 34.100 of SSG Canal to Km. 56.250 of SSLC near Althurupadu Balancing Reservoir with 60 days of pumping period.
- Construction of Althurupadu Balancing Reservoir at Km.56.250 with storage Capacity of 1.018 TMC and Construction of Rajulapalem & Panguru Combined Balancing Reservoir with additional capacity of 0.600 TMC
- Inletting Alapaleru, Godderu, Repalli Vagu & 8 other minor vagus are proposed to be inletted in to SSL canal.
- The Althurupadu Lift Scheme work was awarded to M/s Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Ltd, Hyderabad vide Agreement 34SE/2018-19, Dated.24-08-2018 for an Agreement Value of Rs.110.88 Crores.
- The Althurupadu Reservoir work was awarded to M/s HES Infra Private Limited, Hyderabad vide Agreement 43SE/2018-19, Dated.17-01-2019 for an Agreement Value of Rs. 244.18 Crores. Both works are stopped in compliance to the instructions issued by the Government in the U.O Note No:FIN01-FMUOA8D(WRI)/80/2019 ( Copy No:89889) Dt:29.05.2019.
C.2.3 Somasila High Level Lift Canal:
Somasila High Level Lift Canal Scheme is intended to divert 5.0 T.M.C. of Pennar flood waters from Somasila reservoir to provide Irrigation facilities to the upland drought prone area in Udayagiri and Atmakur Constituencies to an extent of about 90,000Acres in Marripadu, Duttaluru, Atmakuru, Vinjamuru, Udayagiri and Ananthasagaram Mandals in SPSR Nellore District besides providing 0.2 TMC for drinking water to the 58 Revenue Villages in Six Mandals enroute for a projected population of 2,35,266 by 2041.The work has been awarded to M/s. MEIL-Prasad (JV), hyderabad for Phase – I works for creating an I.P. of 43,200 Acres and the work is in progress.
C.2.4 KR Left Canal Lift Irrigation:
Construction of Kandaleru Dam was completed during the year 1997 and started impounding. A high level sluice was constructed at Km 0.990 of K.R Dam with a sill level of +74.00 M with a head discharge of 323 C/S to feed K.R Left Canal. The ayacut contemplated under this canal is 20700 acres of I D benefitting 32 villages under Chejarla, Podalakur, Nellore Rural and Venkatachalam Mandals in SPSR Nellore district. As the sill level of the sluice is fixed at +74.00 M keeping in view of feeding high level ayacut, water can be released through this sluice only after getting filled the reservoir above +74.000 M level ie when the reservoir attains a capacity of 30 TMC as against the gross storage capacity of 68.030 TMC.
In view of the above KR Left canal Lift Schee was tsken up with pumping of 260 C/s of water from Low level sluice to High level sluice.The work is entrusted to M/S Mega engineering &infrastructures Ltd for Rs 53.15 Crores and the work is completed.
C.2.5 BARRAGES ACROSS PENNAR RIVER NEAR NELLORE AND SANGAM IN S.P.S.R. NELLORE
Nellore Anicut was constructed during the year 1855 for a length of 621.79Mts. The Survepalli Canal and Jaffer Saheb Canal are two main Canals, which are feeding water to an extent of 97,000 Ac. Ayacut under delta tanks and direct ayacut. The anicut became very old and hence it is proposed construction of barrage cum bridge under Modernization of Pennar Delta System near Nellore town.
Accordingly the Govt. has accorded Administrative Sanction and the work was entrusted to M/s AKR-Coastal (P) Ltd., Hyderabad for Rs. 122.50 Crores.
4C.7.1 PRESENT STATUS OF NELLORE BARRAGE:
The Package is intended for the Construction of Barrage cum Bridge across River Pennar at Nellore Town in S.P.S.R. Nellore District. The work is completed by 86.46%. Laying of CC blocks on upstream is in progress. Gates Fabrication & Secondary E.M parts erection are in progress.It is programmed to complete the work by 31.03.2020.
Sangam Anicut was constructed across Pennar River during 1882-1887 contemplating to supply water to Nellore Tank Supply Channel and Kanupur Canal on right side and Duvvur Canal, Kanigiri Main Canal and Kavali Canal on left side
Accordingly the Govt. has accorded Administrative Sanction and the work was entrusted to M/s AKR Coastal (P) Ltd., Hyderabad for Rs. 147.50 Crores.
4C.7.2 PRESENT STATUS OF SANGAM BARRAGE:
The Package is intended for the Construction of Barrage cum Bridge across River Pennar at Sangam (v) in S.P.S.R. Nellore District. The work is completed by 71.62%. The length of barrage has been increased from 846M to 1195 M as per the suggestions of the technical experts committee. Approvals are obtained from Government for the increase in length of Barrage. The agency has resumed the works of downstream protection. Laying of concrete in 1st, 2nd, 3rd bay & 4th bays, downstream side CC blocks and formation of flood banks works are under progress. Laying of concrete for the 42 rafts completed. It is programmed to complete the main components of work by 31.03.2020.
C.3.1 MAJOR IRRIGATION:
Pennar Delta System functions under two anicuts, namely SANGAM ANICUT and NELLORE ANICUT having total ayacut of 2,47,000 Acres benefitting 161 Villages in 12 Mandals.
C.3.1.1 MODERNIZATION OF PENNAR DELTA SYSTEM:
Modernization of Pennar Delta system was taken up under 5 Packages namely Package No. 1 PD, Package No. 34, Package No. 35, Package No. 39 and Package No. 40. Package Nos.34, 35, 39 & 40 were closed. Package 1PD is under progress.
Total Agreement value of 5 packages : Rs. 559.36 Crores.
Expenditure upto August 2019 : Rs. 430.01Crores
Programme for completion : 31.12.2019.
C.3.1.2 DRAINAGE SYSTEM UNDERPENNAR DELTA:
Improvements to 2 Major drains, 10 Medium drains and 3 Minor drains were taken up in which 1 Major drain, 9 Medium drain works and 2 Minor Drain works were completed and remaining works are in progress.
Total Agreement Value : Rs.16.91Crores.
Expenditure upto August 2019 : Rs.12.93Crores.
Programme for completion : 31.12.2019.
C.3.2 MEDIUM IRRIGATION:
- Swarnamukhi Barrage was completed in May 2008 to stabilize 9022 Acres under 10 MI tanks in Two Mandals.
- PCR Gandipalem Project was completed in 1981 to irrigate an ayacut of 16,000 Acres in Udayagiri and Varikuntapadu Mandals. Storage Capacity is 1.88 TMC
- Kanupur Canal System is designed to draw water from Pennar River to stabilize the ayacut of 33,000 Acres under 85 Tanks to benefit 32 Villages in 4 Mandals.
Modernization of Kanupur canal system was taken up under 3 packages (KCD1, KCD2 and Package No.4).
Total Agreement value : Rs. 131.84 Crores.
Expenditure upto August-2019 : Rs. 86.97 Crores.
Programme for completion : 31.12.2019.
C.3.3 FLOOD BANKS:
Improvements to Flood Banks of Swarnamukhi River, Kalangi River and TsallaKalva River were taken up under 5 packages and 3 Non-EPC. Swarnamukhi River L/S flood bank work (SWM1) was completed. Remaining 7 Flood Bank works are in progress.
Total Agreement value : Rs. 273.24Crores.
Expenditure upto August 2019 : Rs. 160.22 Crores.
Programme for completion : 31.12.2019.
C.3.4 MINOR IRRIGATION:
There are 1761 Minor Irrigation sources in the District with a total ayacut of 3,08,412 Acres.