Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao instructed Irrigation officers to evolve a comprehensive strategy for maintaining the canal system in tune with the continuous water flow from the projects in Telangana.
CM KCR held a review meeting with top officials of irrigation department at Pragathi Bhavan on Friday afternoon to discuss on evolving a comprehensive strategy in the background and context of lifting water from the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation project from July this year.
“Irrespective of rainfall, water will be available in abundance in river Godavari through Pranahitha. Lifting of water through Kaleshwaram project will commence from this year July month. Water would be pumped from Medigadda to Sundilla, to Mid-Manair through Annaram, to Yellampalli and from there SRSP project, to Mallanna Sagar and up to Kondapochamma Sagar,” said CM.
CM KCR instructed officials to prepare well in advance to tackle any situation. He directed officials to deploy more personnel to supervise the water flow and diversion works.
“The complete canal system from beginning to end will have to be streamlined in all aspects in tune with water flow. Since the water flow along with the canals will be to its full capacity the bunds either side are to be maintained with full strength,” said CM KCR.
Chief Secretary S.K Joshi, Principal Finance Secretary Sri Ramakrishna Rao, CMO Secretary Smita Sabharwal, Irrigation ENC’s Muralidhar, Hareram, CE’s Khalender, Shanker and others participated in the meeting.