Mission Kakatiya is a major and noble program contemplated by the Government of Telangana not only to revive the neglected water bodies but even to put them to optimum use to bring back the cultural and agricultural prosperity of the once resplendent Telangana. Mission Kakatiya is a major and noble program contemplated by the Government of Telangana not only to revive the neglected water bodies but even to put them to optimum use to bring back the cultural and agricultural prosperity of the once resplendent Telangana. The Government of Telangana has embarked on a noble mission of restoring all tanks by undertaking dredging, removal of encroachments, and enriching the tans and, in turn, groundwater table.
A flagship program of the government, The initiative will improve the groundwater table, reduce the power consumption by the farm sector, get higher yields, spurring the growth of livestock, and rejuvenate the rural economy on the whole.
Telangana Government’s vision is that Telagana’s throat should never go parched. The well-being of the State lies in its water resources. The Government is implementing a multipronged strategy to secure preserve and rejuvenate the water bodies, leveraging the technology.
Mapping, survey of tanks and water bodies using GIS and Lidar Technology is being used for identifying the check dams on the rivers and also using the data for urban governance and for all water-related schemes. Tanks and ponds that once dotted every village in Telangana and contributed their mite to the prosperity have now disappeared. There is no trace at many a place that a tank existed.
Over the years, the tanks were destroyed and water resources were dried up. Prosperity has now turned into poverty. Telangana’s heart is bleeding. Water evaporated; Tears in the farmers’ eyes dried up. Famine, migration, parched throats, and hungry stomachs smacked the once lush-green Telangana.
The current pathetic state of shattered hopes and smashed tanks stands as epitaphs of the past glory and grandeur of Telangana. Tanks and ponds stood as statements of prosperity, affluence, and culture of Telangana. They weren’t mere water bodies catering to the irrigation and other needs of people. They were epitomes of Telangana culture and history.
The initiative will improve the ground water table, reduce the power consumption by farm sector, get higher yields, spur the growth of livestock and rejuvenate rural economy on the whole.
How To Apply
For more details and information visit the site https://missionkakatiya.cgg.gov.in/