Andhra Chief Minister Jagan Reddy in Kurnool.
Kurnool: Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy formally inaugurated a lift irrigation project aimed at supplying both drinking and irrigation water to 77 tanks on Tuesday. The project was initially budgeted at Rs. 253.72 crore, with the state government having invested Rs. 207 crores so far, according to officials.
The Chief Minister arrived at Orvakal airport via a special flight and then reached the Lakkasagaram pump house by helicopter to inaugurate the project. The project encompasses a pumping station at Alamkonda, serving as its starting point, with water distributed to various areas through a network of pipelines. The initiative benefits 28 tanks in the Dhone assembly constituency, 35 tanks in Pathikonda constituency, 3 tanks in Alur constituency, and 2 tanks in Panyam constituency, providing water for approximately 10,000 acres in Kurnool and Nandyal districts.
The inauguration event was attended by Water Resources Minister Ambati Rambabu, Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy, Labour Minister G Jayaram, as well as legislators Katasani Rambhupal Reddy, Kangati Sridevi, Dr. M.A. Hafeez Khan, Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy, T Arthur, and Dr. J Sudhakar. District Collector Dr. G Srijana, DIG S Senthil Kumar, and others were also present. Following the inauguration, the Chief Minister addresses the public in Dhone, Nandyal district.