Mission Kakatiya with tagline (Mana Ooru Mana Cheruvu) is a program of restoring all the tanks and lakes in Telangana State. CM K Chandrashekar Rao inaugurated Mission Kakatiya on 12th March 2015
Mission Kakatiya Project a flagship programme of the government aimed at restoring 46,300 tanks in five years spending Rs 20,000 crore. Works of about 8,000 tanks, costing Rs 3,000 crore, is under way and would be completed before the onset of monsoon.
The initiative will improve the ground water table, reduce the power consumption by farm sector, get higher yields, spur the growth of livestock and rejuvenate rural economy on the whole.
Importance of Tanks in the development of the new state of Telangana
Tanks have been the life line of Telangana owing to the state’s geographical positioning. The people of the state are highly dependent on the tanks which are spread across all the 10 districts. The topography and rainfall pattern in Telangana have made tank irrigation an ideal type of irrigation by storing and regulating water flow for agricultural use.
Construction of tanks in Telangana has been an age old activity since pre Satavahana era. During the Kakatiya era, the construction of tanks was carried out with utmost technical expertise. Tanks such as Ramappa, Pakhala, Laknavaram, Ghanapuram, Bayyaram which were built by Kakatiyas resemble seas and they greatly helped agriculture and overall development and prosperity of the Kakatiya kingdom.
This vision and legacy of Kakatiyas were carried forward by Qutubshahis and Asafjahis who ruled this region for centuries. Hundreds of big and small tanks were built in Telangana region during their rule. Government desires to uphold the vision of Kakatiyas which envisages revival and restoration of Minor Irrigation Sources in Telangana State.
Tank irrigation has huge bearing on generation of rural employment, poverty reduction and agricultural growth. The sheer size of command area under tank irrigation makes it a large center of agricultural production and provides a critical opportunity for commercial agriculture through market linkages.
Mission Kakatiya objective
The objective of Mission Kakatiya is to enhance the development of agriculture based income for small and marginal farmers, by accelerating the development of minor irrigation infrastructure, strengthening community based irrigation management and adopting a comprehensive programme for restoration of tanks.
District wise Mission Kakatiya Works
The tanks, to be proposed for Ist phase of implementation, are to be identified by the field level Engineers as per the guidelines issued. The survey of tanks and preparation of Estimates for calling up of tenders is under brisk progress.
|Sl.No.||District||Sources finalised as on 18.10.2014||No. of sources to be restored during
2014 – 15
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