Telangana CM instructs officials to prepare action plan for water usage in agriculture


Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 13 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed officials to prepare an action plan to supply river water coming from the irrigation projects to as many agriculture lands as possible in the State.

As per an official release of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), Rao said water from the projects should first be utilised to fill the tanks, later the reservoirs and finally the Ayucut.
He 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

The CM held a detailed review here on Sunday at Pragathi Bhavan on identifying areas where irrigation facility was not there and the plan to supply water for those regions.

“The state government is constructing major irrigation projects on Krishna and Godavari rivers clearing several hurdles, spending a lot of money. The government has completed the pending projects on a fast track. After the formation of the Telangana State, the TRS government had given top priority to the irrigation sector. With Kaleswaram and other projects we have now the availability of water in abundance,” Chief Minister Rao said.

“We have to supply water to more Ayucut. Examine the capacity of canals whether they can supply water to the last piece of land in the Ayucut. If need be, increase the flow capacity of canals. All tanks and check dams should be filled with water in Telangana state. This will in turn increase the water level which can supply water to the borewells which farmers dug at a cost of Rs 45 thousand Crore,” the CM said.

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