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KCR sanctions Rs. 368 Cr for Penganga project

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday signed the files pertaining to sanction of Rs. 368 crore for the barrage of Penganga project, which is being constructed in collaboration with Maharashtra Government.

The Chief Minister has also given sanction for administrative works. The orders to begin the project works are likely to be issued on Monday.

Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao and BC Welfare Minister Jogu Ramanna have thanked the Chief Minister for sanctioning the funds and works. The project will be constructed in Adilabad district and it is likely to irrigate about 50,000 acres ofland in Adilabad and Bodh Assembly constituencies.

Jogu Ramanna said that the construction of Penganga project barrage would begin in January 2016 and would be completed within two years. (INN)