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In terms of water availability, Sagar is making a tenacious battle for survival following the Almatti factor and increased commitments, a result of clashing regional claims over the Krishna water. As a way out, the Government proposed two links to divert waters from the Godavari from where nearly 3,000 tmcft flows into the sea, to the Krishna river. If implemented, these links will facilitate inter-basin transfer, perhaps for the first time in the country.

The Government has proposed to modernise Nagarjunasagar and its canals with Rs. 3,000 crores. Of this, Rs 60 crores alone will be spent to rehabilitate the dam. The canal network, once modernised, is expected to sustain the water management by farmers, a system introducing for creating water users’ associations.


Catchment Area : 215000 km² (83012 sq mi)
Masonry dam
Spillway of dam : 471 m
Non-over flow dam : 979 m
Length of Masonry dam : 1450 m
Maximum height : 125 m
Earth dam
Total Length of Earth dam : 3414 m
Maximum height : 27 m


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The project benefited farmers in the districts of Guntur, Prakasam, Krishna, Nalgonda and khammam. The right canal (a.k.a Jawahar canal) is 203 km long and irrigates 1.113 million acres (4,500 km²) of land. The left canal (a.k.a Lalbahadur Shastri canal) is 295 km long and irrigates 0.32 million acres (800 km²) of land in nalgonda and khammam districts of telangana region. The project transformed the economy of above districts. 52 villages were submersed in water and 24000 people were affected. The relocation of the people was completed by 2007.

The hydroelectric plant has a power generation capacity of 815.6 MW with 8 units (1×110 MW+7×100.8 MW). First unit was commissioned on 7 March 1978 and 8th unit on 24 December 1985. The right canal plant has a power generation capacity of 90 MW with 3 units of 30 MW each. The left canal plant has a power generation capacity of 60 MW with 2 units of 30 MW each.

The dam is constructed in Nalgonda district. The dam also provides driking water to the Nalgonda town.

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