OF THE DEPARTMENT
Department takes care of the irrigation needs of the state of Andhra
Pradesh and thus helps address one of the basic needs of the
mankind, i.e., food, by providing water to the crops through its
system comprising Reservoirs, Canals and other related
are Multi purpose Projects like Nagarjuna Sagar, Srisailam,
Somasila, Sriram Sagar, Telugu Ganga and such others gigantic
structures built across the Rivers Krishna, Penna, Godavari,
Vamsadhara etc. Besides this there are major barrages like Sir
Aurthur Cotton, Prakasam Barrage, Tungabhadra Barrage etc.
above are some of the greatest monumental achievements of this
Department, which wouldnt have been realized but for the
strenuous efforts and sacrifices made by many of our engineers. As a
result of this today we are able to ensure proper water supply to
the crops and thus helping all-round development of the state which
paved the way for the Industrial development of the state also.
department deals with engineering activities viz., Investigation,
research, Design, execution, Quality Control of different Projects,
Head Works, Canals and Canal Structures.
works of department are divided in three groups: Major Irrigation,
Medium Irrigation and Minor Irrigation depending upon the magnitude
Department has about 7,000 engineers serving in various cadres,
apart from supporting staff, and spends a major portion of the state
budget in its endeavor to serve people by meeting the ever-changing
of the Department include implementation of schemeslike Sripada Yellampally Project, Godavari Lift Irrigation, Indira
Sagar(Polavaram) Project, Pulichintala Project, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Pranahitha Sujala Sravanthi
Lift Irrigation Scheme, Dummagudem Project and many other Schemes.
Government laid major thrust on Irrigation Sector and proposed to
take up Irrigation Projects in the state at various locations with
an estimated cost of Rs 46,000 Crores to be utilized for
construction and creation of capital assets within a limited span of
late the Government have introduced e-Procurement for awarding works
to the agencies, which facilitates quick processing as well as
scrutiny in the most rationalized manner.