Hyderabad: A satellite imagery comparison of water bodies around Warangal City for December of 2018 and this year reveals that its water bodies have sprung to life in the past one year, thanks to the dynamic influence of Mission Kakatiya.
With water bodies presenting a wholesome improvement, this is, undoubtedly, a time to rejoice for Warangal farmers.
So much gain in the water bodies from May to November around Warangal town is definitely a happy news to farmers.
— Pradeep Goud Macharla 🌍 (@Macharlazz) November 12, 2019
There are around 760 minor and major water bodies in Warangal and official sources indicate that around 400 of them have been substantially revived across the district.
A major reason has been the moderate to heavy rainfall registered until mid-November. This has contributed to the water level increase in tanks and lakes of erstwhile Warangal district.
Kakatiya project entails promotion, preservation and concentration on groundwater, surface water, irrigation sources, check dams, and drinking water sources and wells.
A minor irrigation project under the government of Telangana, Mission Kakatiya intends to repair and restore water tanks across the State, particularly those used for local agriculture purpose.
Available data for the period May to November, there has been a considerable improvement in the district’s water level.
In hindsight, in this hour of joy, there is dismay considering that water bodies in Warangal city have not been spared by the encroachers.
Social activist Pawan Thotta told Newsmeter that at Naimnagar an entire nala was encroached two years back and now a petrol bunk stands on it. Similarly, the Kalyan Lakshmi shopping mall in Hanamkonda has also come up on what was once a water channel. The mall has dubiously converted into a parking lot. As a consequence, when there is heavy rain, water gets clogged in the entire area, including the nearby by bus stand, he added.
Satellite image one depicts NDWI Imagery (Normalized Difference Water-true water mapping) and two depicts optical Imagery (As seen by human eyes).