Jurala Project

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Jurala Project
Jurala Project is located in Telangana
Jurala Project
Location of Jurala Project
Location Mahbubnagar, Telangana, India
Coordinates 16°20′15″N 77°42′16″E / 16.33750°N 77.70444°E / 16.33750; 77.70444Coordinates: 16°20′15″N 77°42′16″E / 16.33750°N 77.70444°E / 16.33750; 77.70444
Dam and spillways
Impounds Krishna River


The Priyadarshini Jurala Project or Jurala Project is situated about 10 km from Kuravapur, Mahbubnagar district, Telangana, India. The Kurvapur Kshetra River is merging with water of the Joorala Project.

History[edit]

The project was completed in 1995.[1]

The Project[edit]

The Jurala has a full reservoir level of 1045 ft and has a full capacity of 11.94 TMC.[2] As of August 2013, the project has an estimated capacity of 9.74 TMC. The Jurala Project was completed in 1995

The meeting will be held on September 20 Karnataka had requested the Andhra Pradesh Government to release Rs. 91 crore In the last four years, Andhra Pradesh has released Rs. 46 crore to Karnataka RAICHUR: A high-level meeting of the district administrations from Raichur and Mahaboobnagar district (Andhra Pradesh) will be convened here on September 20 to review the progress of rehabilitation of affected families in the Jurala Project and the proposed construction of bridges across the Krishna to provide access to historic islands in Raichur taluk.

According to official sources, the Andhra Pradesh Government had evinced interest in the early rehabilitation of affected families (in Raichur taluk) and the timely construction of the bridges to impound water to the full reservoir level. The Jurala Project was completed in 1995 with a capacity to store 12 tmcft of water. However, Andhra Pradesh could not impound water into its reservoir to the required level as it feared that some villages would be affected. This has affected irrigation in Gadwal and Alampur areas of Mahaboobnagar district.

However, the delay in rehabilitation of the affected families and the construction of three bridges in Raichur taluk has forced the Andhra Pradesh Government to limit the storage level in its project. Karnataka had requested the Andhra Pradesh Government to release Rs. 91 crore towards payment of compensation, loss of fertile land, rehabilitation of the affected families and construction of the bridges. In the last four years, Andhra Pradesh has released Rs. 46 crore to Karnataka. The Raichur district administration had released compensation for the loss of fertile land and purchased land for rehabilitation of affected families in Kurvakurd, Kurvakala, Magigadda, Buradipad and Agrahara villages in Raichur taluk. It also proposed to construct three bridges across the Krishna to provide access to the historic islands of Naradamuni in Naradagadda Island and Dattatreya Peetha in Kurvakala Island at an estimated cost of Rs. 21 crore.

The Raichur district administration has initiated action for the construction of houses for affected families and asked the TOR-Steel of India, Bangalore to conduct a detailed survey for the bridges. It is expected these project will be completed in the next two years provided it receives funds from Andhra Pradesh. However, Andhra Pradesh may not able to impound water into its reservoir to its full level, unless Karnataka completes the rehabilitation process and the construction of bridges from its side. The Andhra Pradesh Government is under pressure as farmers of Mahaboobnagar district are demanding that water be impounded to the full reservoir level to enable irrigation.

Salient Feature of Priyadarshini Jurala Project[edit]

Minimum Draw Down Level (MDDL)(m) 314.86

Nearest City Mahabubnagar

Gross Storage Capacity (MCM) 338.103189

Live storage capacity (MCM) 192.27

Design Flood (cumec) 35396.05

Type of Spillway Ogee

Length of Spillway (m) 927

Type of Dam Earthen + Masonry

Type of Spillway Gates Radial

Purpose of Dam Multi-Purpose,Irrigation,Hydroelectric

Number of Spillway Gates 62

Year of Completion 1996

Size of Spillway Gates (m*m) 12M x 8.516M

Catchment Area (Th ha) 12949.9

Length of Dam (m) 4534

Land affected- Culturable (Th ha) 04.6555112

Maximum Height above foundation (m) 40

Full Reservoir Level (m) 318.52

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