PROJECT - IN - BRIEF
Nagarjunasagar Project is a Multi-purpose River Valley Project
across the river Krishna. The project comprises 124.70 m. high dam, a
power house at foot of the dam and two canals on the right and left
banks of the river Krishna taking off from the reservoir with their
distribution system to create an irrigation potential of 8.95 lakhs
hectares in five districts of Guntur, Prakasam, Khammam, Nalgonda and
Krishna. It generates power upto 960 MW. Out of the contemplated
ultimate irrigation potential of 8.95 lakh ha. the localised ayacut is 8.717
The project was initially approved by the Planning Commission for
Rs.91.12 crores in September, 1960 vide letter No.23/5/59/DW/VI
dated 22.9.1960 and the first revised estimate for Rs.163.54 crores was
approved by the Planning Commission vide letter No.II-2(ii)/67/I&P
dated 13/16.6.1969. Subsequently, the scope of work has increased and
together with the escalation with time, cost has gone up. The third
revised estimate for Rs.683.75 crores, which was submitted to the
Government of India, was returned by Central Water Commission with
certain remarks in 1985. The latest reassessed cost of the project is
Rs.1,184 crores with SSR-1999-2000 and the revised estimate is yet to
be submitted to the Government of India. The latest reassessed cost is
Rs.1,300.00 crore as per SSR 2001-02.
PHYSICAL AND FINANCIAL PROGRESS
Foundation stone was laid on 10.12.1955 and the work on the
project was commenced in February, 1956. The dam was completed in
1967 enabling partial storage. Water was released in the upper reaches
for irrigation in 1967. The erection of crest gates on spillway was
completed during 1974 enabling full storage in the reservoir.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ORGANISATION
To achieve total potential utilisation.
Maintenance of the Irrigation System and regulating water into the
canal system during the crop seasons.
SCHEMES AND PROGRAMMES UNDERTAKEN BY THE HEAD OF THE
DEPARTMENT W ITH ALL DETAILS
Action Plan for the year 2006-07
Under Normal State Plan it is programmed to take up the works during
Lining of Wazeerabad Major from Km. 0.00 to Km 10.00 under
NSLC using HDPE Microspike liner material as a pilot project with
the technical collaboration of M/s. AGRU, Austria for Rs 12.00
Works of civic amenities in Hill Colony N S Dam site for
Rs 1.44 crore out of Rs 2.58 crore.
ISEA Study for the proposed APWSIP (Modernisation of NSP)
Modernisation of Nagarjunasagar Project.
The Andhra Pradesh Water Sector Improvement Project
(Modernisation of NS Canals) has been forwarded to World Bank
by the Director (FB), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of
Finance, Government of India, New Delhi. World Bank
acknowledged above proposal and also authorized Mr. R.S.Pathak,
Senior Water Resources specialist for this project to initiate
dialogue and interact with Government of Andhra Pradesh on
preparation of related aspects of the proposed project.
Government permitted to outsource the work of preparation of
Detailed Project Report (DPR) for APWIP. The Government accorded
administrative approval for Rs 3.97 crore for preparation of
Detailed Project Report for the work of APWIP vide in G.O.Rt.No.29,
I & CAD (PW.Maj.Irr.VII) Department, Dt:31-3-2006. This work
has been entrusted to M/s. Tahal Engineering Consultants, New
Delhi in joint venture with M/s. Aarvee Associates, Hyderabad. The
DPR is under preparation
The Director General, Environmental Protection Training and
Research Institute (EPTRI), Hyderabad has been requested for
preparation of EIA & EMP Report. The report is awaited from
The expression of interest has been invited to take up Integrated
Social and Environment Assessment study in respect of APWSIP.
ORGANOGRAM OF THE ORGANISATION
Organisation Chart is enclosed.
ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NOS. OF THE INCUMBENTS
Addresses and telephone numbers are enclosed.