Departmental Activities :

The Konaseema District covered 14 Nos. of Canals, 16 Nos. of Major drains, 37 Nos. of Medium drains and 238 Nos. of Minor drains in which contribute to the major chunk of the surface waters.  The ayacut area of the Konaseema District is about 3,51,722 acres is covered in Amalapuram and Ramachandrapuram Revenue Divisions covered under Godavari Delta System in which the canal supplemented from the Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage, Dowlaiswaram through Eastern Canal and Central Canals.  The Water Resources Department caters to the Irrigation, Drinking and Industrial needs of the District and thus addresses 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 infrastructure.  Now the Water Resources Department has set the following Goals:

  • Drought proofing and Providing Water Security to all stakeholders (drinking, irrigation and industry)
  • Providing sufficient water to all available cultivable land.
  • Improve economic status and happiness index of the farmer by improving water use efficiency and crop yields, by providing the right amount of water to the right farm at the right time
  • Completion of all irrigation works on a priority basis in a time bound manner
  • Long-term sustainable double digit growth 

Contact details (mobile, e-mail)

Executive Engineer, G.C. Division, Amalapuram Cell No: 7901644961,

e-mail : eegcirrigation[at]yahoo[dot]com

Executive Engineer, G.E. Division, Ramachandrapuram Cell No: 9491058003,

e-mail : gedivision[at]gmail[dot]com

Success story of the department : 

Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage actually designed for serving for Khariff season crops only even though it is also serving the Rabi season crops also by effecting water management through supplementation from the Sileru water.

Specific GOs / Acts/ Policies of the Department:     

  1. Water regulation for Khariff and Rabi crops.
  2. O.Rt. No.21, Water Resources (CADA) Department, Dt.17.01.2022 for formation of Godavari Eastern Delta Project Committee.
  3. O.Rt. No.22, Water Resources (CADA) Department, Dt.17.01.2022 for formation of Godavari Central Delta Project Committee.
  4. Tourism – Boat plying approvals etc. along with Tourism Department Resorts etc.
  5. Industrial water supply
  6. MOU with APIIC, Single Desk Policy, Nodal Agency.
  7. Drinking water supply RWS & PH Departments filling of SS tanks, Yanam Drinking water supply agreement with Government of Puduchery.
  8. Permissions for laying of pipelines.
  9. Land leases – Leasing of Lanka Lands.