Telangana Government Plans to Irrigate 3 Lakh Acres in Nizamabad

In order to realise his dream of transforming Telangana into a ‘Agricultural Hub’ Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has begun focusing his attention on improving cultivatable area in the State.

As part of this, he has ordered officials of irrigation department to take steps to provide irrigation facility for an additional three lakh acres of land in Nizamabad district. He also directed officials to take up full scale repairs of Nizamsagar Project to increase ayacut area.

“Repairs should be made to both Nizamsagar Project and SRSP canals and ensure that three lakh acres of land get irrigated in Nizamabad district. Steps should also be taken to construct and strengthen reservoirs and canals,” Rao ordered, during a review on various schemes being implemented by the State government, at his camp office here on Sunday.

“Nizamabad district will benefit the most from Kaleshwaram Project and reservoirs and canals should be constructed in the district to utilise the water from Kaleshwaram Project. Works of Pranahita Project which will bring water to Balkonda, Armoor, Nizamabad rural constituencies should be expedited,” KCR told officials.

The Chief Minister also ordered officials and leaders, who were present on the occasion, to expedite works of interstate irrigation project ‘Lendi Project’, which has to be constructed with coordination with Maharashtra. KCR also suggested to take up more tanks restoration work under ‘Mission Kakatiya’ programme.

The Chief Minister added that Nizamabad will be given priority in allotting double bedroom houses and 2,000 more houses will be allotted to the district and stressed on the need to prevent corruption in the scheme.

Source: The New Indian Express

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