Channakha-Korata (Rudha) Barrage: Overview

Channakha-Korata (Rudha) Barrage: Overview

Channakha-Korata (Rudha) Barrage

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Channakha-Korata (Rudha) barrage

  • Channakha-Korata (Rudha) barrage is a proposed inter-State barrage across the Penganga River to irrigate agricultural fields in the states of Telangana and Maharashtra.
  • The idea behind the irrigation project was first conceived in 1975, however, it could not come to fruition due to its location in two states and also court cases by villages going to be submerged.
  • The project has been jointly started by the Government of Telangana and Government of Maharashtra in March 2016.
  • The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on Friday, 13 January, granted environment clearance (EC) to the project.
  • The barrage will be able to irrigate 13,500 acres (5,500 ha) and 51,000 houses in 81 villages in Adilabad district of Telangana.
  • In Maharashtra, 9 villages in Kelapur tehsil of Yavatmal district will get water under this project.

Penganga River

  • Penganga River or Painganga River originates in the Ajantha ranges in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra.
  • Penganga converges into Wardha River near a small village called Wadha in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra.
  • Wardha River flows into Pranhita River which is a tributary of Godavari River.
  • Godavari River finally ends up in the Bay of Bengal just east of Rajahmundry in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Source: “Inter-State barrage gets environmental clearance

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