Telangana Minister of Agriculture, S. Niranjan Reddy and Sadananda Reddy, CSR Head, Aurobindo Pharma Foundation inaugurated a mini lift irrigation project at Mojerla village, Wanaparthy district. The project, developed by Aurobindo Pharma Foundation, will enhance the access to water for farms and expand the cultivable area under assured irrigation, thus impacting the agricultural landscape of the Mojerla village.
In order to improve the socio-economic conditions of the farmers in Mojerla and the surrounding villages of Peddamandadi mandal, Aurobindo Pharma Foundation has contributed INR 1.50 crore and implemented this project through Ramky Foundation within a span of four months. Mojerla village has a net sown area of 350.9 hectares with an irrigated area of 143.3 hectares.
Underlining the mini lift irrigation project, Sadananda Reddy, CSR Head, Aurobindo Pharma Foundation said, “Aurobindo Pharma Foundation has completed this project in the promised time and this reflects the commitment of Aurobindo Pharma towards environmental sustainability. For establishing this lift irrigation scheme, a pump house was constructed and two main pipelines laid from Shankara Samudram reservoir to two ponds in Mojerla village. This project will increase the access to irrigation for farms as well as expand the cultivable land.”
With the implementation of this project, a total of 1,030 acres of cultivable land can be irrigated per crop cycle. This will benefit around over 1,000 farmers in the village of Mojerla and 2-3 surrounding villages.
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