Avail opportunities to speed up irrigation projects: CM KCR to officials

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Hyderabad (Telangana), July 01 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday chaired a review meeting on the irrigation projects taken up across the state. The meeting was held at Pragati Bhavan. During the meeting, the Chief Minister directed the concerned officials to speed up and finish the pending projects on priority basis. CM KCR also urged the officials to fast track pending projects undertaken in Mahabubnagar district, adding that 10 lakh acres of farm land should be irrigated by the time Kharif Season commences this year. He also instructed that SRSP Canal should be kept ready to the fullest. Asserting that funds for irrigation department are coming from numerous sources besides the state budget, the CM further called up for removing the obstacles being encountered in implementation of projects in Kaleshwaram, Palamuru and other regions. “Complete all the pending projects in Palamuru and give top priority to these works. Last year, we were able to give water to half of the Ayucut. By next Kharif, the entire Ayucut should get water and speed up the works. Other departments concerned should cooperate with the irrigation department. By next year, 10 Lakh Acres should get water,” the CM stated. “Release funds required for the irrigation facilities. We have provided in the budget every year Rs 25,000 Crores for the purpose. Financial Institutions are ready to give funds for the projects. Hence, there is availability of water and funds. Take this as an opportunity and speed up the works,” the Chief Minister added.

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