Chandrababu directs officials to gear up for Jalasiriki Haarathi

Chandrababu directs officials to gear up for Jalasiriki Haarathi
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The Chief Minister said that all district officials must take ownership of the event- Jalasiriki Haarathi, and make it a success. The events and exhibitions must be organised for the benefit of the common man. The event will be commenced in Narasapuram in Visakhapatnam district, on Wednesday.

Amaravati: The Chief Minister said that all district officials must take ownership of the event- Jalasiriki Haarathi, and make it a success. The events and exhibitions must be organised for the benefit of the common man. The event will be commenced in Narasapuram in Visakhapatnam district, on Wednesday.

Addressing a review meeting at Camp Office on Monday night , the Chief Minister said the entire State must celebrate and worship nature on these three days. “This is a good opportunity for officials to spread awareness about water conservation and techniques to harvest water”, he said.

The Chief Minister will personally visit the major irrigation projects on all the three days and participate in the festival. On the 6th, the Chief Minister will inaugurate the Anicut across Sarada river. The Chief Minister reviewed the weekly report on Polavaram and other irrigation projects.

The machinery from Triveni started fully functioning this week, and has ensured 9000 cubic metres of excavation per day. The machine will be operating in the night shift as well, ensuring it reaches its full capacity of 18,000 per day.

The concrete is being laid for Block 14 in Panel 4 is currently going on. As per officials’ report, 27% of the Polavaram project had been completed so far. The target for completion of spill channel is the end of this month, whereas the target for 902 Hill is the end of January.

Two pumps in the Purushothapatnam Lift Irrigation project are fully functioning, and the 3rd pump had been erected. Muchumarri Lift Irrigation scheme will start functioning fully from September 7th.

Meanwhile, officials from SHAR reported to the Chief Minister that upper Krishna will receive light rainfall on 7, 8 and 9 of this month. Tungabhadra will receive 20 tmc ft of water in the next 10 days. Rayalaseema, Anantapur, Chittoor, Kurnool and Kadapa will receive a good average of 30 to 40 mm.

The website www.apwrims.ap.gov.in has been updated, and is now live with real-time information about the water resources of the state. The geo portal contains an interactive map, which can provide details about the status and water available at every project including minor irrigation tanks, water conservation structures, farm ponds and reservoirs, by zooming in to the village level.

The current accessible water in the state is 923.81 tmc ft. 22.85 per cent of this is stored in reservoirs, 17.23 per cent in MI tanks and 0.18 per cent in WC structures.

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