In the peak of summer, tanks across the Telangana are overflowing with water and canals are full of water.
This was all made possible by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. By uttering the name KCR, one reminds of canals, tanks and reservoirs brimming with water, said MLC K Kavitha.
Ms Kavitha taking part in the decennial celebrations of state formation at New Ambedkar Bhavan in Nizamabad said the Congress regime did not allocate adequate funds for the irrigation development. Whereas the BRS government accorded top priority to the sector and allocated more funds for development. The water holding capacity of the age-old tanks in villages was increased by undertaking desiltation under the Mission Kakatiya scheme. Similarly, the defunct canals were revived and restored.
There were times when it was very difficult to provide drinking water to cattle. Now, all those problems were sorted out and people in the state are assured of both drinking and irrigation water. She said KCR earned the name as Kaleshwaram Chandrasekhar by undertaking the construction of the most stupendous multi-purpose irrigation project, the first of its kind in the world. “Sadly the central government did not accord it the national status or gave any funds,” Kavitha lamented.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Raro