Hyderabad: Irrigation minister T. Harish Rao said work on the Tummilla lift scheme in Gadwal district wold be completed in six months. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao would inaugurate the scheme in the monsoon season to supply water to the command area under the Rajolibanda diversion scheme (RDS).
He was speaking after laying the foundation stone for the Tummilla scheme on Monday.
He said due to the apathy of the Congress regimes, the RDS modernisation works could not be completed. Of the command area of 87,000 acres in Gadwal and Alampur Assembly segments, only 44 per cent area was getting irrigation all these years.
The minister said the Tummilla scheme envisages lifting of Tunga-bhadra waters from Sunkesula reservoir to the RDS canal.
He told the people that Mr Chandrasekhar Rao as TRS chief had conducted a padayatra in the erstwhile Mahbubnagar district starting from the RDS project.
After coming to power, he had redesigned the whole project including the Tummilla scheme so that the water shortage in the area would be addressed.