Irrigation of one crore acres by 2022: CM

Reiterating to complete the flagship programs of Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today stated that a perfect plan of action was being implemented for transforming the state into a golden Telangana with a focus on welfare to help people with self respect.


Addressing a gathering on the occasion of State Formation Day at Parade Grounds after taking salute from various security forces, KCR said one crore acres will be brought under irrigation by 2022 to reap in golden harvest. Taking a dig at the previous governments for deliberately attempting to destroy the region for decades, he said the TRS Government will make use of every drop of water from Krishna and Godavari rivers despite hurdles being created by the Andhra Pradesh Government.

“Though Maharashtra and Karnataka governments were cooperating with regard to Telangana irrigation projects, his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu was trying to stall the projects, but the government is committed to complete Palamur, Dindi, Ranga Reddy and other projects as per schedule, he stressed. “I gave power point presentation on the irrigation projects in the Assembly as part of our aim to complete the projects to get the rightful share of waters from Krishna and Godavari rivers. Redesigning of the projects was taken up to bring more acres under cultivation as the previous governments failed to complete them besides drawing a plan against the development of Telangana.

The Mission Bhaagiratha will provide safe waters to 6100 villages by December and 90 per cent of its works will be completed by next year. Lakes revival program will help boost the rural farming and improve living standards with timely support from the government. He accused the previous governments of destroying the lakes in the region besides encroachments deprived the people of waters for farm activities. (NSS)