Central Water Commission (CWC) Chief Engineer C.K.L. Das opined that Mission Kakatiya needs to be replicated across the nation and the results will be impressive.
A team of 30 irrigation engineering experts including Mr. Das, Krishna River Management Board Chairman S.K. Haldar, Krishna Godavari Basin Organisation Chief Engineer R.K. Gupta and others visited tanks located at Toopran and Narsapur in Medak district on Monday and interacted with locals on how they got benefited with restoration of tanks under Mission Kakatiya.
The team also included chief engineers and superintending engineers from New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.
“Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has a great vision and that is why he has started Mission Kakatiya.
Involvement of local public in the programme has attracted the Union Government,” he said indicating that the Union Government has been actively considering replicating the scheme.
He has suggested the visiting members to submit a two-page report on how the Mission Kakatiya can be adopted in their native states.
“Restoration of tanks will not only benefit farming sector but also helpful in overall economic development of villages dependent on that,” opined an engineer.
Minor Irrigation Chief Engineer K. Suresh informed the visiting delegation that as many as 46,531 tanks were being restored in a phased manner in the State. He said that so far two phases were completed and third phase would be launched shortly.
The farmers, who interacted with the officials, said that for the first time in the last 28 years they had witnessed filling of tanks and more than half of the ayacut under these two tanks brought under cultivation due to Mission Kakatiya.
Source: The Hindu