World’s Biggest Lift Irrigation Project, Kaleshwaram Project | Telangana

Kaleshwaram Project | Biggest Dam In The World

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Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme, cultivation in Telangana in Yasangi season has zoomed by way of a whopping 157%, as compared to cultivation in corresponding period last completed year. This will cause a big growth in food grains production inside the state.

The Kaleshwaram project is the World’s Biggest Lift Irrigation Project. This projects improved the Telangana Irrgation. It is an off-shoot of the original Pranahitha-Chevella Lift Irrigation Scheme. Kaleshwaram Project was taken up by the Congress government in 2007 when Andhra Pradesh was not divided.

After formation of the Youngest State of India Telangana in 2014, the elected Telangana Rastra Samithi government changes the design of the project. Because of the original plan had many environmental issues and had very less TMC water storage provision, only around 16.5 tmc ft.

After conduction of the advanced and quality Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) survey for a around a year mainly concerned on dams water level and dams dvt. This survey was given total dam information. According to the Godavari River Map the project redesigned.

The TRS Telangana government separated the original component serving the district Adilabad area as the Pranahitha project and renamed the rest as Kaleshwaram by redesigning the head works of the project.

This is the biggest among all the dams on godavari river and dams on krishna river. This Largest Dam is mainly designed for Irrigation and Hydro Power. This becomes the one of the Best Dams and Reservoirs in India.


Why it is Biggest Irrigation Project in India ?

Advantages of Kaleshwaram Project

  • It is the Biggest Dam In India with the ayacut of 18.25 lakh acres around 13 districts.
  • It stabilization of existing ayacut of 18.82 lakh acres.
  • Telangana’s Kaleshwaram Irrigation Project gets all Godavari water allocation permissions and designed well.
  • This is the major project situated in between the states Maharastra and Telangana.
  • It is the one of the Biggest Dams In India and also Longest Dam in India.

Kaleshwaram project cost

  • Telangana Government announced that the total cost of Kaleshwaram project is Rs Rs.80190.46 crore approved by CWC and TAC . No National Status for World’s Largest Lift Irrigation Project.

kaleshwaram project contractors

  • Megha Engineering and Infrastructures (Meil)

kaleshwaram project tmc

  • 240 TMC (195 TMC from Medigadda barrage.
  • 20 from Sripada Yellampalli Project, and 25 TMC from ground water)

River on kaleshwaram project

  • The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) is a multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in Kaleshwaram. It is one of the Best Telangana Dams.
  • It has the biggest dams on godavari river that is Medigadda and annaram etc.

List of Barrages in Kaleshwaram project

  • Annaram barrage
  • Medigadda barrage
  • Sundilla barrage

Officials erected the first of the 66 gates to Annaram barrage in Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) on Saturday. The three barrages that are part of Kaleshwaram project are Annaram, Medigadda and Sundilla. Medigadda has 86 gates and Sundilla has 74 gates. This project is one of the Best Telangana Water Projects.

The stages of the World’s Biggest Lift Irrigation Project.


Medigadda Barrage

foundation was laid by First Chief Minister of Telangana, K.Chandrashekar Rao on 02 May 2016. It is located at Medigadda Village, Mahadevpur Mandal, Jayashankar Bhupalpally district in Telangana State.

Medigadda Barrage which objective is to utilize Godavari water for drinking and irrigation has a maximum water supply of 284.3 TMCs.

Taking a sophisticated LIDAR survey, CM KCR Pranaitha-Chavella project was designed with the redesign for the Kaleshwaram project at Medigadda.

CM KCR land was worshiped at Medigadda on May 2, 2016 for the Kaleshwaram Lifting Scheme Project.

The project costing Rs.80,000 crores has been completed in three years and cost 50 thousand crores.

Kaleshwaram Lifting Scheme is divided into 28 packages.

The project includes

  • 19 pump houses
  • 20 barrages
  • 203 km of tunnels
  • 1531 km of canals
  • 98 km of water pumps.

A total of 82 motors are installed in all 19 pump houses.
The project is designed to lift water up to a height of 500 meters.

From the starting point of the Medigadda to the Konda Pochamma Sagar Reservoir.

  • Built-in barrage to store 16.37 TMCs water.
  • The length of the barrage is 1632 meters.
  • The spillway is 1308 meters.
  • Bay length is 324 meters.
  • Establishment of 85 gates for medical barrage.

kaleshwaram project map

kaleshwaram project map

Medigadda Barrage was built to withstand the flow of water of 28 lakhs and 25 thousand cusecs.
The upstairs barrage is backed up to backwater.


  • A total of 11 heavy motors with a capacity of 40 MW have been installed at Kannapalli Pump House.
  • 11 motors a day can lift two TMCs of water to a height of 49 meters.
  • Turning on the motors at Kannepalli, the gravity canal reaches the Annaram Barrage at a distance of 22 km.


  • The Annaram Barrage was built on the Godavari river with a water capacity of 10.87 tmc.
  • It has 66 gates installed.
  • The Annaram Barrage Backwater frontier is up to Gunjavadu.
  • Annaram Pumphouse was set up at Gunjagadu.
  • 8 heavy motors with a capacity of 40 MW have been installed at the Annaram Pump House.
  • Turning on the 8 motors will lift the water to a height of 34 meters.
  • The water so flows through the gravity canal to the Sundilla Barrage.
  • 8.83 The Sundilla Barrage was built on the Godavari river with the water capacity of the TMCs.


  • There are 74 gates to Sundilla Barrage and Sundilla Barrage is to the backwater Golivada.
  • Sundilla Pump House was set up at Golivada.
  • There are 9 motors with a capacity of 40 MW.
  • When the 9 motors are turned on, the water is lifted to a height of 40 meters.
  • The water will reach the Sripada Yellampalli project.


  • The backwaters of the Sripada Yellampalli project will be moved to the Nandi Medaram Reservoir and Sarjipool via two large tunnels at the gates of Venur.
  • 7 motors with a capacity of 124 MW have been installed at Nandi Medaram Pump House.
  • Turning on the 7 motors, the 1.95 km distance through the canal.
  • 15.37 km through the two tunnels will reach the Lakshmipur Sarjipul tank.


  • A total of 7 motors with a capacity of 139 MW have been installed at the Laxmipur pump house.
  • When seven motors lift water to a height of 117 meters, those waters take a flood canal.
  • From there, one TMC water will flow to the Mid Manair Dam .
  • Another TMC water to the SRSP Renaissance Scheme under the Sriram Sagar Project.


  • The water reaching Mid Maner Dam flows from Anantagiri to Ranganayaka Sagar, Ranganayaka Sagar to mallanna sagar project and mallanna sagar project to Kondapochamma Pond.
  • 1581 villages in 13 districts through the Kaleshwaram Lifting Scheme Project.
  • 18 lakhs 25 thousand seven hundred acres provides irrigated water.


  • Supply of drinking water to villages in 13 districts including Greater Hyderabad.
  • The government’s ambitious project, designed and completed in three years.

Nearest Places to visit

  • Kaleshwaram temple

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