Nizam Sagar

Nizam Sagar

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Nizam Sagar Dam () is an Indian dam. It is a reservoir constructed across the Manjira River, a tributary of the Godavari River, between Achampet and Banjapalle villages of the Nizamabad district in Andhra Pradesh, India. Water from the reservoir is sent to meet the drinking needs of the twin cities, Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is located at about 144 km north-west of Hyderabad,

History

Nizamsagar dam was constructed in 1923 by the then rulers of the erstwhile Hyderabad State, Mir Osman Ali Khan. It is made by making over 40 villages empty.

The dam

This masonry dam sprawling across the river for 3 km with a fourteen feet wide motorable road over it. There are excellent boarding and lodging facilities nearby, for tourists.

Before Nizam Sagar was built, the Manjira River was not properly harnessed and little water was being used by diverting water at Ghanpur Anicut for Irrigating about 5,000 acres and an open Channel called Mahaboob Nahar (Right Canal) in Medak District. The Ghanpur Anicut was the first scheme constructed across Manjira river in 1904 at a cost of Rs.18.00 Lakhs. Some years later, Nawab Ali Nawaj Jung Bahadur as Superintending Engineer added Fatch Nahar ( Left canal ) to increase the utility of the river later. The ayacut of 17,308 acres was being irrigated under this Ghanpur Anicut which subsequently increased to 30,000 acres as per actuals.

Nizam sagar Project is the second irrigation scheme on Manjira river and the largest in the...
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