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Telangana did a project where they are pumping  water to higher drought lands using powerful pumps. This is an engineering marvel. There is a documentary on discovery they used LiDAR for surveying the river. Truly a marvel surprised no one did it in India considering drought in India. One of the advantages of regional parties is they understand the importance of water and agriculture. Telangana used to struggle a lot with water current government did make lot of improvements similar to project bringing water to villages using various projects. 

 

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/national/lifting-a-river-the-untold-story-of-kaleshwaram-lift-irrigation-scheme/article34924046.ece/amp/

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Nice initiative …  The type of “pumping” required would depend on the topography of a region. It is not unusual!
 

Below is a snapshot from Gujarat, where such practises are in place since a long time: 

 

The 458-km-long Narmada canal snakes its way through south and central Gujarat like a green highway. Not far from Gandhinagar, the state capital, a branch of the canal takes water to Dhanki, a massive pumping station, located in the dusty plains of the region. From there, the first of an incredible series of water-lifting operations takes place to ensure that the canal waters reach the drought-prone Saurashtra region which earlier got only 17 per cent of the total water in the state. That was because, as state principal secretary (water) Dhananjay Dwivedi explains, “Saurashtra is shaped like an inverted saucer and the canal water has to be pumped up a steep gradient of 69 metres or the height of a 23-storey building so that it reaches every part of the region.” Similarly, branch canals take water to the deserts of Kutch and the dry lands of north Gujarat. In just two decades, the Narmada canal waters have transformed the entire landscape and the lives of the people of the state.

 

https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/magazine/nation/story/20210329-the-gujarat-model-1781281-2021-03-21

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