Vamsadhara-Nagavali Linkage, Great Prospect for State – CM
Lately, CM Sri N Chandrababu Naidu had stated that AP State government is planning to bring 9 lakh acres in Srikakulam under irrigation works by way of the interlinking of two important rivers – Vamsadhara and Nagavali.
The two rivers when interlinked will also be planned on the lines of Pattiseema, directly help generate more income locally. The plans are running in parallel lines as the CM has inaugurated a Rs. 9-crore water project aimed at providing drinking water to 31 villages in and around Killipalem.
Vamsadhara-Nagavali river-linkage – The Great Prospects for State
Two rivers, Vamsadhara and Nagavali form the important rivers of the state, apart from the major rivers like Godavari and Krishna. Vamsadhara is an important river that flows east between Godavari and Rushikulya in Odisha. River Nagvali, on the other hand, is also one of the main rivers of Southern Odisha and Northern Andhra, flowing between the Rushikulya and Godavari basins.
Vamsadhara occupies more than 8000 sq kilometres in Odisha and the remaining 2800 plus sq kilometres in AP. Nagavali has ¼ th of its space in Andhra and the rest in Odisha. The rivers are already nourishing some of the main irrigation projects in the two states, some of the prominent ones being the Jhanjavati Project, Thotapalli Barrage, Madduvalasa Reservoir and Narayanapuram Project. The Boddepalli Rajagopala Rao Project was also constructed on the Vamsadhara River.
The plans are on to execute the linkage in the earliest possible time, paving broader prospects with respect to the irrigation projects in the state.