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KCR reviews Khammam’s irrigation projects

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday held a meeting to review the irrigation projects and lakes of Khammam district.

The meeting was also attended by Roads & Buildings Minister Tummala Nageshwara Rao, Zila Parishad Chairman Kavita, MLAs Madan Lal Kankiya and Venkateshwarulu. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said timely completion of Indira Sagar and Rajiv Sagar would have benefited thousands of farmers in Khammam district. Excluding forest cover, there are 13 lakh acres of cultivable land. However, irrigation is now being done only on 5 lakh acres.

KCR said despite spending nearly Rs. 1800 crores, the Indira Sagar and Rajiv Sagar have remained incomplete. He said all the pending projects in the district need to be completed in planned manner to meet the future needs. He said measures should be taken ensure the water supply to areas like Khammam Rural andUrban, Kamopalli, Karepally, Kakolapalli, Elurupadu, Aswaraopeta, Sattupalli and other mandals.

The Chief Minister said Godavari River water would be supplied to Pinapaka, Kothagudem, Sattupalli, Aswaraopeta and Bhadrachalam Assembly constituencies. He blamed the previous regimes for ignoring the Khammam district in supply of water for irrigation and drinking. (INN)