The Ekrukh Hipparga Talao is actually a culmination of the Hipparga Talao – aka the Hipparga Lake – and the Ekrukh Tank that is attached to the lake. This tank was established during the time when Solapur was under the British rule. It was set up by a certain Colonel Fife.
This Talao has an abundant amount of water all year long and was a main source of water supply to the entire district of Solapur. The Ekrukh Tank at the lake is considered to be the second largest irrigation project in the entire region of Deccan.