Smt. M. Janaki
Nellore District lies in between 130 30' North 150 6' North latitude and 790 5' East and 80015' East longitude in the coastal area of Andhra Pradesh. The District is adjoining Praksam District on the North, Chittoor District and TamilNadu on the South, Bay of Bengal on the East and Veligonda Hills and Cuddapah District on the West.
The Pennar River is the major river flowing in the District to fall into bay of Bengal from Somasila Reservoir. The other rivers flowing in the District are Swarnamukhi, Pambaleru, Kalangi, Tsallakalva, Royyala kalva and Venkatagiriyeru.
Lift Irrigation Schemes
Under Irrigation circle, Nellore there are 6 completed L.I. Schemes . The details are as below:
1.Thikkavarm Pumping Scheme:
The Thikkavaram Pumping Scheme is located near Thippaguntapalem(V) in Chillakur(M) on the Right side of Pambaleru River. The contemplated ayacut is 417 Ac.(168.83 Ha.). The discharging capacity is 6.44 C/S. This scheme was commenced on 28.8.1974 . The scheme is not working since 1991 because the anicut was outflanked.
2.Pothupalem Pumping Scheme:
The Pothupalem Pumping Scheme is located near Pothupalem (V) in Gudur (M) on the right side of Pambaleru River. The contemplated ayacur is 356.Ac.(144.12 Ha). The discharging capacity is 5.5 C/S. This scheme was commenced on 28.8.1974
3. Suryapalem Pumping Scheme:
The Surayapalem Pumping Scheme is located near Surayapalem(V) in Podalakur(M) on the right side of Pennar River. The contemplated ayacut is 524.43 Ac.(212.32 Ha.), The discharging capacity is 8.0 C/S. The scheme was commenced during 1965 at a cost of Rs. 1.765 L
4.Sangam Pumping Schema:
The Sangam Pumping Scheme is located near Sangam(V) in Sangam(M) on the left side of Pennar River . The contemplated ayacut is 1933 Ac(782.6 Ha.). The discharging capacity is 30C/S . The scheme was commenced on 4.11.1965 at a cost of Rs.3.75 L