"District Collector K Bhaskar called upon the ONGC for saving the standing paddy crops in the mandals under the ayacut of bank canal of Godavari west delta through by lifting water from river Godavari. We responded swiftly to the request," Debasis Sanyal, Executive Director, ONGC Rajahmundry Assets said in a release here on Wednesday.
    
ONGC deployed high discharge pumps to lift water directly from the river Godavari and pump into the bank canal, at Dongaravipalem, hamlet of Siddantam mandal in West Godavari District, the release said.

"The company started pumping water at the rate of 2500 gallons per minute with two of its pumps. The pumps are operating 24x7," it added.
    
The mandals that whould benefit from the move include Penugonda, Achanta, Poduru, Palakollu, Yelamanchali, Narsapuram.

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