Pattiseema waters enter Krishna
River Godavari water entered Krishna district on Tuesday morning.
Vijayawada: River Godavari water entered Krishna district on Tuesday morning. The 12 pumps of Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme (PLIS) are being operated following the increase of floodwater in Godavari.
The flood water submerged the way to Polavaram cofferdam at the project site.
The water level reached 16 metres at PLIS against its minimum water drawing level of 14 metres. As many as 8,500 cusecs of water was released to Krishna delta through Polavaram right main canal.
The farmers along with the TDP leaders welcomed the Godavari water in Krishna district.
Former Minister and TDP national general secretary Nara Lokesh and former Water Resources Minister Devineni Uma visited the Polavaram canal at Sitaramapuram in Krishna district. They welcomed the water and also offered special pujas.
On this occasion, Lokesh recalled that Jagan was against the Pattiseema Project. He also recalled that former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu completed the Pattiseema Project in a short span to save the farmers of Krishna delta.
Jagan wanted to stop Pattiseema Project but now the government was compelled to release water to delta needs, he said.
Lokesh pointed out that Chief Minister Y S Jagan took U-turn many times during the last one month.
The government could not supply at least seeds to farmers and also failed to implement promises like Rs 3,000 monthly pension, stipend to unemployed graduates and other issues. The welfare schemes were being scrapped one after one, he said.
Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao said that farmers in Krishna delta cultivated paddy crop worth Rs 44,000 crore with Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme.
He said that the Chief Minister visited Kaleswaram Project but he could not digest the greatness of Pattiseema.
MLC Bachula Arjunudu, MLA Vallabhaneni Vamsi, former Minister K S Jawahar, TDP leaders Gadde Anuradha, Muddaraboina Venkateswara Rao, Devineni Avinash and several other leaders were present.