New Projects to Irrigate One Cr Acres of Farmland, Says KCR

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said state government was striving to irrigate over one crore acres by spending Rs 1.25 lakh crore over the next four years in the state.

After laying foundation stone for the construction of Bhaktha Ramadas lift irrigation project at Tirumalayapalem in the district on Tuesday, he said, “The government has taken up Sitarama and Bhaktha Ramadas projects to provide water to five lakh acres by spending Rs 7,000 crore.” He promised to complete the Bhaktha Ramadas project in six months to provide water to Palair Assembly constituency.

Stating that water from Sitarama project could also be provided to the existing NSP ayacut, he said, Bhaktha Ramadas lift irrigation project would irrigate about 60,000 acres of dry land, where farmers could cultivate two crops. The CM also said Palair segment would be the first beneficiary to get the drinking water under Mission Bhagiratha scheme in the district. “Drinking water would be supplied to the Palair segment by the end of December”, he assured. KCR also said they were planning to waive remaining 50 pc crop loans at one go. Mentioning about three major problems – drinking water, irrigation water and power supply, he said,”We are making efforts to solve drinking water through Mission Bhagiratha and Irrigation water through new projects. The third one, continuous power supply would also be provided in the coming two years.”

On Narayankhed bypoll results, he thanked voters for electing TRS candidate with a huge majority and appreciated minister Harish Rao for his efforts to win the seat.

Later, KCR laid foundation stone for Sitarama lift irrigation project (balancing reservoir) at Rollapadu village in Tekulapally mandal.

Source: The New Indian Express

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