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June 24, 2019

India irrigation lift project sets records

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Pumping stations have started lifting river water toward parched land in southern India in what's said to be the world's largest such irrigation project.

Some of the 19 pump stations on the Godavari River began lifting water on Friday to a record height of 2,020 feet aimed at irrigating nearly 4 million acres in Telangana state instead of the floodwaters flowing to the sea.

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