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On Day-3, he will visit take part in birth anniversary fete of Cotton

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Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will begin a three-day visit to all the irrigation projects and review their progress. In an attempt to give water for next kharif in time, the Chief Minister is understood to have decided to make a personal visit to every project, review the works, including modernisation in case of some projects, and assess the situation.

Vijayawada: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will begin a three-day visit to all the irrigation projects and review their progress. In an attempt to give water for next kharif in time, the Chief Minister is understood to have decided to make a personal visit to every project, review the works, including modernisation in case of some projects, and assess the situation.

inspection of works

  • After Pothireddipadu, CM will visit Velugonda Phase II in Prakasam on second day
  • On Day-3, he will visit take part in birth anniversary fete of Cotton

The visit is scheduled to start from Pothireddipadu to be followed by Galeru-Nagari and Handri-Neeva on May 13. He will review the progress of these projects and is firm on giving Krishna water to Rayalaseema through the Pothireddipadu project. The government is planning to divert water from Godavari through the Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme for which Pothireddipadu has become important.


On the second day, the Chief Minister would visit Velugonda Phase I in Prakasam district. He will review the progress of works of the project which include tunnel works. The government is intending to give water for one lakh acres from this project beginning this kharif season.


The project is also expected to contribute to the development of the most backward Markapur division of Prakasam district. Naidu would conclude his tour at Dowleswaram on May 15, by participating in the birth anniversary celebrations of Sir Arthur Cotton. The government is officially celebrating the birth anniversary of Cotton, who had constructed two barrages on Krishna and Godavari rivers developing Krishna and Godavari deltas.


The government is planning to organise a conclave of engineers in which over 4,500 engineers are expected to take part. It is here the Chief Minister is likely to put forth his views to the engineers on irrigation projects in the State. Minister for Irrigation Devineni Umamaheswara Rao said that the Chief Minister’s visit to the irrigation projects for three days and the subsequent meeting with the engineers are expected to expedite the progress of the works.


He reiterated that the government was committed to complete the projects, including the prestigious Polavaram project, as per schedule.

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