Kakatiya Canal will be renovated: KCR

By: Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao

The State Government will be spending Rs.25,000 crore every year for development of irrigation facilities so that farmers can grow three crops a year, said Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao here on Tuesday.

Addressing a public meeting at Bhupalpally after commissioning the 600 MW power plant, he said the entire Kakatiya Canal would be repaired and renovated this summer to ensure supply of 8000 cusecs, its full capacity, with an estimate of Rs. 130 crore.

He said water from Devadula will be pumped into Bheem Ghanpur and Laknavaram tanks to ensure water supply to two crops and even three crops.

Farmers in Bhupalpally, Mulugu and other mandals will get enough water for irrigation soon, he said.

“Agriculture Minister P. Srinivas Reddy has requested me to sanction a minor lift irrigation project to ensure water to some villages in this mandal. We will definitely take it up without any delay,” he said.

Earlier, local MLA and Assembly Speaker S. Madhusudhana Chary appealed to the Chief Minister to address some of the issues of his Bhupalapally constituency.

Responding to him, the Chief Minister said Bhupalapally would get funding for construction of post-graduate college, a new polytechnic college and police battalion at Gandhi Nagar village. He said he will also be sanctioning additional 2000 two bed-room houses as requested by the Speaker.

“I am greatly indebted to you for the thumping majority you gave to P. Dayakar in the recent parliament byelections. You will get all you want as the State Government is committed to build Bangaru Telangana,” he said.

The Chief Minister said he would be holding a detailed review meeting with all the officials and public representatives and would announce more development programmes on Wednesday before leaving the district for Hyderabad.

Source: The Hindu

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