Union Secretary all praise for Kaleshwaram project

The stock taking exercise undertaken by C K Mishra, Union Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest on the implementation of the flagship programmes of the State government- Mission Bhagiratha, Kaleshwaram irrigation projects and Haritha Haram concluded on a note of approval and appreciation.

He was so impressed with the execution of works with least impact on environment that he offered further help to the State to clear hurdles if any to ensure their timely completion. He said the very purpose of his visit to the State was to identify areas that needed the support of his department and to have first hand information on the impact of the project.

Mishra said that the Kaleshwaram would help meet the irrigation and drinking water needs of the State besides recharging the ground water leveling a big way. The works were going on at brisk pace, he said.

He hoped that the Kaleshwaram project would be completed as per schedule. He wanted the officials involved in the implementation of the project to ensure that the technology used in the construction of the project would have no bearing on the environment. He commended the efforts of the State government to protect the environment.

Telangana had accorded top priority for revival of its lost green cover by implementing Haritha Haram programme. He visited the avenue plantation activity taken up under the Haritha Haram programme in Siddipet district and appreciated the growth of the saplings.

He also took stock of the block plantation taken up by the Forest Department in the district. The green initiative of Telangana should serve as an inspiration for other States, he added.

Mishra visited the works in progress on the Kaleshwaram surge pool, pump house and tunnel as part of Package 11 of the project. He visited the Ranganayakasagar reservoir and enquired about the progress of works.

He said Mission Bhagiratha programme intended for providing piped water to every household was shaping up the way it was conceived. He examined the quality of works on the head works of the programme at Komatibanda.

Source: Telangana Today

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