Telangana Cong to expose ‘irregularities’ in irrigation projects

Hyderabad: Telangana Congress today said it will organise a meeting of experts here tomorrow to “expose” Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s “lies and false claims” on irrigation projects in the state.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy in a press release here said the Chief Minister has “mortgaged the interest of the state by deciding to shift the main project from Thummadihatti to Medigadda”.

“This will cause a huge loss to the interest of Telangana farmers. We will convene an expert talk and discussion on ‘Pranahita Chevella/Kaleshwaram project’ at 3 pm on Friday at TPCC Headquarters, Gandhi Bhavan,” he said.

“We have invited retired engineers and several irrigation experts for discussion on the Chief Minister’s false claims on three major projects on Godavari river. We will expose how the shifting of main project from Thummadihati to Medigadda is detrimental to the interest of Telangana,” it further said.

Two days back, Maharashtra and Telangana signed three agreements related to irrigation projects.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Rao signed the agreements facilitating construction of three barrages with a total storage capacity of 19 tmc (thousand million cubic ft) of water.

Slamming the ruling TRS party on the move, Congress alleged the CM (Rao) is behaving like an “agent” of the BJP government in Maharashtra.

According to a Government release issued earlier, the Medigadda barrage, which is a part of Kaleswaram project, will help Telangana tap the Godavari water.

When completed, the projects will provide water to 40 lakh acres in Adilabad, Karimnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad and Warangal districts.