Gandikota Reservoir

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Gandikota Reservoir is an irrigation project located in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh in the Indian state. It receives water from Galeru Nagari Sujala Sravanthi Project canal. It is located in Kondapur village of Kondapur Mandal.[1]

Evening Scenic view at Gandikota reservoir in Kadapa district


Gandikota Reservoir particulars

This project was started as a part of Jalayagnam program. It was inaugurated on 22 September 2013.[2] The reservoir with gross storage capacity of 26.84 tmcft is located in Penna River Basin. This reservoir act as a Balancing reservoir to supply Krishna river water into Penna River basin in Kadapa district, Nellore district and Chittor district.

Lift Irrigation[edit]

Gandikota lift irrigation Pump House
Gandikota lift canal near Simhadri Puram

Gandikota lift irrigation scheme is also a part of this reservoir. There are two stages in this scheme. The first stage is to supply water to Pulivendula Branch canal[3] and the second stage is to supply water into Chitravati Balancing reservoir.[4]


  1. ^ "Yeddula Eswaraiah GandiKoata Dam D06208".
  2. ^ Correspondent, Special. "Krishna water released into Gandikota reservoir". The Hindu.
  3. ^