Tungabhadra Dam: Irrigation coverage in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

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  • 1953
    Year the construction of the Tungabhadra Dam was completed. Built across the Tungabhadra river, a tributary of the Krishna, at Hosapete in Bellary district, it is the life-line of 6 chronically drought prone districts of Bellary, Koppal and Raichur in Karnataka and Anantapur, Cuddapah and Kurnool in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Besides irrigating vast patches of land in the two states, it also generates hydel power.
  • 132 tmc
    Gross storage capacity of the reservoir.
  • 100.86 tmc
    Live storage capacity of the reservoir.
  • 28,180 sq. km
    Catchment area.
  • 220 tmcft
    Maximum water allocated from the dam's reservoir as decided by the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal - 151 tmcft allocated to the state of Karnataka and 79 tmcft allocated to the state of Andhra Pradesh. The left canal emanating from the reservoir supplies water for irrigation entirely in Karnataka state. 2 right bank canals, one at low level and the other at high level serve irrigation in Karnataka and Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh.
  • ? tmcft
    Maximum allocation of water for regions in Karnataka served by the left bank canal.
  • 10 lakh acres
    Command area (extent of area which is irrigated) of the dam in Raichur, Koppal and Bellary districts of Karnataka, popularly known as the “rice bowl of Karnataka”. The region produces high-quality Sona Masuri rice that is in great demand across the India and exported to several countries. Of this 6 lakh acres is in Raichur and Koppal districts and the rest in Bellary.
  • 30 million quintals
    Estimated rice cultivated in the Karnataka command area of the dam each year.
  • 2 million
    Estimated number of farmers that cultivate paddy in Raichur, Koppal and Bellary districts.
  • 32 tmcft
    Maximum allocation of water for Anantapur, Kurnool and Kadapa districts of Andhra Pradesh served by the High Level Right Bank Canal.
  • 2.42 lakh acres
    Command Area in Anantpur and Kadapa districts served by the High Level Right Bank Canal.
  • ? million quintals
    Estimated rice cultivated in the Anantpur, Kurnool and Kadapa command area of the dam each year.
  • ?
    Estimated number of farmers that cultivate paddy in Anantpur, Kurnool and Kadapa districts.
  • 24 tmcft
    Maximum allocation of water for regions in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh served by the Low Level Right Bank Canal.
  • 46,000 acres
    Command Area served by the Low Level Right Bank Canal.