KCR Promises a Drought-free State, Wants Migrants to Return

Drought will be completely eradicated from the state of Telangana and the government will ensure that all the migrants who left their motherland due to non availability of water and drought, should come back to their native villages and take up agricultural activities once again, said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

“In order to achieve our goal, a major water reservoir of 20 TMC water capacity with an estimated cost of Rs 5,000 crore will be constructed at Pamulaparthy village in Gajwel Assembly constituency under Pranahita – Chevella Project which will cater to the needs of not only Siddipet, Gajwel, Dubbak and Narsapur areas, but also the neighbouring Aler and Bhongir assembly constituencies by irrigating about 1.40 lakh acres land,” he said.

Reviewing the Gajwel Area Development Authority (GADA) at Yerravalli village, Jagdevpur mnadal in Gajwel Assembly constituency today, he said, “River Godavari is a boon for Telangana state and we will utilise its water in scientific and appropriate manner for the development of the state. Pamulaparthy project will be more than 600 meters above the sea level and more appropriate place to construct the project, it needs nearly 5000 mw power and we will provide that.”

The government will provide 100 per cent subsidy to SCs and 80 per ent subsidy to BCs on drip irrigation and sprinklers. Drip irrigation will enhance agriculture production with low consumption of water. 604 water bodies in Gajwel constituency will be desilted at a cost of Rs 250 crore in the first phase and water will be filled from Pranahita – Chevella Lift Irrigation Project and water will be provided for complete agriculture season.

Chief Minister assured the farmers of the would be submerged villages of the proposed Pamulaparthy Project that all the farmers and people who are losing their lands will be compensated and rehabilitated fully, after which only the works will be taken up. Showering boons of development works on Gajwel Assembly constituency represented by him, KCR said the constituency should be number one in all fields and aspects and become a model for other constituencies in the state and this will be achieved with sincere efforts,hard work, dedication and coperation of officers, public representatives and public of the constituency.

He called upon people to maintain cleanliness, hygiene and standards of sanitation and make Telangana a healthy state. He announced that by the end of May next year, all the villages of Gajwel constituency will have BT roads, Rs 86 crore were sanctioned for the repairs and upgradation of 72 roads. New bus shelters with a cost of Rs 2 crore will be built at Toopran, Pregnapur and Gajwel. Government hospitals at Gajwel and Toopran will be upgraded from 50 to 100 beded hospitals, a 220 kv sub station at Toopran and132 kv sub stations at Dudeda and Ganeshpur will be set up and a number of transformers will be given in the constituency to avoid any problem in the quality supply of power.

A 2000 member capacity auditorium and an integrated office complex will be constructed at Gajwel, state of art cold storage will be constructed at Vantimamidi village, procurement godowns and dry platforms will be constructed at 18 IKP purchase centers, funds will be released to construct crematoria in all villages of Gajwel constituency which will be used irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

KCR also announced a grant of Rs 50 lakh each to all mandal head quarters, Rs 25 lakh to all villages and Rs 10 lakh to all hamlets of Gajwel constituency for the construction of CC roads, drains and development works, no tenders will be called for the works and all the works with this funds will be given on nomination basis but ultimately there will be no compromise on the quality of work, those who complete the work in record time period will get an incentive of Rs 10 lakh from CM funds.

He said only 10 per cent of the total vegetable demand is being met by local production of our state and we are importing 90 per cent of vegetables from neighbouring states. To make the state self sufficient in horticulture production, the government allocated Rs 250 crore for horticulture and 1000 acre green house cultivation is provided in the budget. “We will make Gajwel a horticulture hub and poly house cultivation will be done in Gajwel constituency. Apart from this, a horticulture university will be set up at Mulugu and a Forest College at Kondapak. Industries will create employment opportunities to local public. ITC will set up its food processing unit and Coco Cola Beverages and 7 factories will be established in Toopran area,” he said.

Source: The New Indian Express

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