Irrigated 10 lakh acres in 4 years: Harish

Telangana Government has achieved in just four years of its rule by irrigating 10 lakhs of acres what has not done by the combined state for 60 years.

Addressing a meeting at Vishweshwarayya Bhavan on “Four years progress- water management in projects”, the minister said the government achieved its goal of bringing under irrigation 10 lakh acres. “We have brought under irrigation 10 lakh acres in four years and working on to reach a target to irrigate 10 lakh acres more this year”, he said.

The minister, who was on cloud nine for achieving all permissions from the Centre for the prestigious Kaleshwaram project has vowed to complete the same and turn north Telangana into green bed, he said. “We have set a record by irrigating 13,000 acres using one tmc under Nizam Sagar recently. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has turned a social engineer by redesigning and unique plans of Kaleshwaram and other projects and achieving the goals, he claimed.

“Our motto is to protect the farmers and help him overcome the problems. In the past four years, we have supplied irrigation waters with collective efforts”, Harish Rao said. The minister appreciated that the engineers and other staff made better coordinated efforts and avoided wastage of waters in the irrigation sector to boost agriculture production. He further said 13.5 lakh acres were irrigated in Rabi season under Nagarjuna Sagar, Nizam Sagar and Pochampadu Project. He also said farm production was increased manifold this year by using on and off method. Planned and timely release of waters has helped the farmers to be happy by getting more crop yield, he added. (NSS)