CM instructs officials to prepare action plan for supplying river water to agriculture lands
Hyderabad, Jul 13 : Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao instructed officials concerned to prepare an action plan so that the river water coming from the irrigation projects, which were constructed with lot of hard work and expenditure, should be supplied to as many agriculture lands as possible in the state.
Speaking at a review meeting held at Pragathi Bhavan here on Sunday, the Chief Minister made it clear that the state government had no other priority item on the agenda than to create water facility for majority of the farmers. For this, the government would ready to spend any amount of money, a statement from Chief Minister’s Office here said last night.
He said water from the projects should first be utilised to fill the tanks, later reservoirs and finally the Ayucut.
Mr Rao said for the Sriram Sagar Flood flow canal, more OTs should be created and with other schemes, water should be supplied to fill the tanks to supply water to the lands where irrigation water was not available.
He also instructed that all the wings of the irrigation department should be brought under one umbrella.
The Chief Minister said, “The state government is constructing major irrigation projects on Krishna and Godavari rivers clearing several hurdles and spending lot of money. The government has completed the pending projects on a fast track, he added.
Tanks are revived with the inspiration from the Telangana statehood movement. If fruits of these works to be passed on the people, the only way is to supply water to more agriculture lands.
Mr Rao said Telangana faced irrigation water problems and after formation of the new State, the TRS government had given top priority to the irrigation sector. With Kaleswaram and other projects we have now availability of water in abundance. We have to utilise water completely, he said.
We have to supply water to more Ayucut, he said and asked the officials to examine the capacity of canals whether they can supply water to the last piece of land in the Ayucut.
If need be, the flow capacity of canals has to be increased, Mr Rao added.