Andhra Pradesh CM inaugurates Siddapuram lift irrigation project
Constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.1 bln
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister (CM) N Chandrababu Naidu dedicated the Siddapuram lift irrigation project to the nation in Kurnool district on 7 January 2018. Named as the Budda Vengal Reddy lift irrigation scheme, the project is likely to stabilise 404 hectares of ayacut under the existing tank, besides irrigating new ayacut stretching across 9,307 hectares in 12 villages of Srisailam Assembly segment. The project was constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.1 billion, and is slated to lift two thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) of water from the foreshore of Velugodu balancing reservoir.