Asia’s biggest surge pool
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economic Development
- The Stage is all set for the filling of the Asia’s biggest surge pool (open to sky) with the waters of the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project
- The surge pool measures 92 meters deep and 56 meters diameter and would store one tmc feet of water, which would be lifted by using four motors to the Ananthagiri Reservoir.
- The open-to-sky Surge pool was constructed in a record time of 13 months at a cost of Rs 2,700 crore
Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project
- It was previously known as Pranahita-Chevella Lift Irrigation Project
- It is multi-purpose irrigation project at the confluence point of Pranhita River and Godavari River i.e, at Kaleshwaram village in Telangana.
- Pranahita river in itself is a confluence of various other smaller tributaries like Wardha, Penganga and Wainganga Rivers.
- Under the scheme, 89 cumecs (cubic metres per second) of water will be lifted to a height of 106 metres from the Sripada Yellampalli reservoir to Medaram reservoir and will be used for irrigation and water supply in nearby drought-prone areas.