Prakasam Barrage is the first major irrigation project of South India.
- Assured water supply to the increased ayacut of 13.00 lakh acres in Krishna, West Godavari, Guntur and Prakasam districts.
- Transplantation could be speeded up and completed early, especially in the tail end submersible lands.
- Crops could be saved from damage due to deleterious submersion.
- The food grains worth of about Rs.2,500 crores could be produced every year.
- Road bridge resulted an overall economy.