The State Government took up revival and restoration of 17,000 minor irrigation tanks under ‘Mission Kakatiya’ programme in the last two years, Minister for Major Irrigation T. Harish Rao. Participating in the ground breaking ceremony of Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Devasthanam temple tank restoration work in Vemulawada at a cost of Rs. 62 crore on Thursday, he said that he was delighted to be part of the process.
The Vemulawada temple tank would be developed in all possible ways and its bund would measure 150 feet against the existing 30 feet, he said and added that they had allocated Rs. 22 crore only for the land acquisition for the tank. Responding to the plea made by Vemulawada legislator Ch. Ramesh Babu for lifting the Godavari water into the temple tank, he said that they would take all measures to lift the waters from Sripada Yellampalli project and fill the tank. He also promised to provide irrigation sources to one lakh acres in the Vemulawada Assembly constituency.
Flaying Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for obstructing the irrigation projects in Telangana, he alleged that his Cabinet had passed a resolution against Telangana irrigation projects, wrote to the Union Government and also approached Supreme Court.
Source: The Hindu