The Union Ministry for Environment and Forests approves forest land for construction of the Kaleswaram project

The Union Ministry for Environment and Forests approves forest land for construction of the Kaleswaram project

The Union Ministry for Environment and Forests approves forest land for construction of the Kaleswaram project

For the Kaleshwaram project stage-one, the Union Ministry for Environment and Forests approved with riders the Telangana government proposal for diversion of 3,168 hectares of forest land.

  • The Telangana government proposed Kaleswaram lift irrigation project across River Godavari near Kaleswaram in Karimnagar district.
  • The INR 13,000 crore irrigation project is being constructing to irrigate about 45,000 hectares and provide drinking water to over 65 villages.
  • In principle Stage I approval was granted to convert forestland for the project across eight divisions.
  • The Union Ministry has given this information that after considering the State’s proposal and the recommendation of the Forest Advisory Committee.

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