Babli Project | Babli Project Details | Babli Project Controvercy| Effect of Babli Project on AP|

Babli Project is a inter-state controversial water project within the state of Maharastra. Due to its negative impact on the Telangana land, the Andhra Pradesh government has always being opposing it.

The Babli project is a water project that is being constructed at the inter-state border of Andhra-Maharastra, across the Godavari river by the Government of Maharastra .

Controversial Issues

This barriage will start storing a lot of the Godavari water within Maharastra and thus effecting the amount of water coming into Sriramsagar reservoir that irrigates Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Adilabad districts.

Impact of Babli Project on Andhra Pradesh

18 lakh acres in six districts of Telangana will be deprived of irrigation water. It is also expected that many regions in Telangana will turn into deserts.

Babli Project Complete Details

The Babli project consists of construction of two reservoirs, one of them being upstream the structure as any other project, and another would be comprising of the backwaters of Sriramsagar project (SRSP) on the second side of the dam.

When the Babli upstream reservoir lacks sufficient storage (during the summer season or due to lack of rains for long time), water that is supposed to go to SRSP will also start going the other way i.e the upstream side. Thus, if proper precautions are not taken the Godavari will flow in a reverse direction.Thus Maharashtra will have double benefit even. It can use water from any or both of the two reservoirs by installing appropriate pumpsets.

When SRSP is full (approx 90 tmcft at full level) during floods, Maharashtra will have access to at least 65 tmcft. In such a case, the utilisation of water from Babli, whose storage is only 2.7 tmcft, will go up manifold.

Both Babli and SRSP are located on places on Godavari with not much much inflows. Tributaries like Pranahita, Indravathi and Sabari with heavy inflows, join the river only below the SRSP.

Even these small inflows coming from the upper regions of the Godavari are being absorbed by Jayakwadi project which is about 200 km to the west from Babli.


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