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Penna barrage works will finish by next April: Anil Kumar Yadav

Penna barrage works will finish by next April: Anil Kumar YadavIrrigation Minister Dr P Anil Kumar Yadav visiting Penna Barrage on Wednesday evening. Nellore Rural MLA K Sridhar Reddy (first from left) is also seen
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Irrigation Minister Dr P Anil Kumar Yadav said that they would complete Penna Barrage works by next March-April at any cost.

Nellore: Irrigation Minister Dr P Anil Kumar Yadav said that they would complete Penna Barrage works by next March-April at any cost. The minister visited the barrage on Wednesday evening and said that the project had started in 2007 with an outlay of Rs 127 crore and the project cost escalated to Rs 190 crore after 12 years without significant development.

The project works were at a snail's pace and said they would speed up now. The barrage gives water for irrigation needs of one lakh acres and drinking water requirement too. Anil said they had discussed with the officials concerned and contractors on the reasons for delay. Anil stated they are taking measures to speed up all irrigation projects in the State for quick

completion.

Further, Anil Kumar defended the decision of the State government demolishing Praja Vedika in Amaravati as it was constructed violating several laws including River Conservancy Act. Nellore Rural legislator K Sridhar Reddy also said that the decision would prevent flooding in future that protects Vijayawada city from disasters.

The minister further visited newly constructed market building in Santhapet area along with officials. Deputy Mayor M Dwarakanath, Irrigation SE Venkateswara Rao, Penna Barrage EE Krishna Kumar, Executive Officer of Ranganayaka Temple Gopi and others were present.

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