Government aims to turn State green: Pocharam

Minister for Agriculture Pocharam Srinivas Reddy on Sunday launched ‘Mission Kakatiya’ in Varni mandal by attending the ground breaking ceremony at a local tank.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that the government aims to turn the State green by renovating 45,000 and plus tanks. In the first phase, a total of 9,500 tanks would be restored in the coming financial year, while others would be restored in next four years, he said.

Maintaining that this ambitious project will be executed transparently, the Minister said that corrupt practices and irregularities in its implementation will not be tolerated. In the district, tenders were finalised for about 300 tanks out of the 700 to be undertaken in the first phase, he added.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, ‘Mission Kakatiya’ was launched in Balkonda constituency by legislator Vemula Prasanth Reddy.

Sangareddy: Deputy Speaker M. Padma Devender Reddy urged farmers to use the silt removed from tanks and fill them in the farms so that soil is rejuvenated.

Formally commencing ‘Mission Kakatiya’ at Rayinpally in Medak mandal, Ms Padma said that people should participate in the programme voluntarily. She has also laid foundation for various programmes in the constituency.

Adilabad: Backward Classes and Forest Minister Jogu Ramanna saw in ‘Mission Kakatiya’ a tremendous scope for all-round development of villages.

He said if farmers begin using nutrient rich silt from local tanks in their fields, there will be no need for them to use chemical fertilizer.

Launching the ambitious programme at Oora cheruvu tank at Paddapet in Dandepalli mandal, the Minister said the government had realised the need for having local water sources for irrigation and hence took up the programme. He said tanks will eventually become the lifeline for the farming community during the launch of desiltation works in Pedda cheruvu tank of Tosham in Gudihatnoor mandal and Chinna cheruvu tank in Tantoli in Adilabad mandal.

Housing and Endowment Minister A. Indrakaran Reddy also launched the programme works at Tummala cheruvu tank in Yellapally of Nirmal mandal, Chathakunta tank at Wanalpahad in Bhainsa, and Rajanna cheruvu tank in Nachan Yellapur of Kadem mandal. He said farmers should come forward to lift the silt cleaned from tank beds.

Karimnagar: Minister for Finance and Civil Supplies Etala Rajender launched the programme works in Mogilipalem village of Thimmapur mandal.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that the State government will bring back the lost glory to the villages by removing silt in the tanks and transform the rural economy. Calling upon farmers to use the silt from the tanks in their fields for better harvest, he said that the government would remove silt from all the tanks in the State within three years.

Zilla Parishad chairperson Tula Uma said that the revival of tanks would bring back lost glory to the villages. Manakondur legislator and State Cultural Council Chairman Rasamayi Balkishan said that they will revive 53 tanks in Manakondur Assembly segment and called upon people to involve themselves in the noble cause.

Collector Neetu Kumari Prasad said that the government had taken up the project as a prestigious one to transform villages on all fronts. She said that they are conducting Sadarem camps at the government headquarters hospital in Karimnagar town on all Fridays for the benefit of physically challenged persons.

Source: The Hindu

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