Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has directed officials of the irrigation department to complete work on all canals of the Sriramsagar project so that water could be released to the area under its command could be irrigated.
He said 40 lakh acres would get Godavari water — 16 lakh acres through SRSP canals and the rest from other projects. Mr Rao said the state government was constructing projects to utilise its share of Godavari river. He said water from the Kaleswaram Project would become available next year. He said there was no shortage of funds and water; in this situation of water was not supplied to farmers, it wold be an injustice to them.
He said 356 km of canals from SRSP to Nadigudem had to be built, and the government was ready to spend the money that was required. He directed officials to prepare reports to convert the tanks into reservoirs in the Station Ghanpur, Palakurthi, Dornakal and Tungaturthi constituencies. Mr Rao was speaking a review meeting with irrigation officials at Pragathi Bhavan.
He said the governments of undivided AP had not utilised 950 TMC ft of water for the Telangana region. Things were so bad that the state was still not able to use more than 500 TMC ft of that water....