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Nagarjuna Sagar right canal to get water from September first week

Nagarjuna Sagar right canal to get water from September first week
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District Collector Kona Sasidhar said that the government will release water to Nagarjuna Sagar right canal ayacut area of Guntur and Prakasam districts from September first week to cultivate paddy because Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir was filled with sufficient water to meet irrigation water demand for paddy and ID crops in the ayacut area

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Guntur: District Collector Kona Sasidhar said that the government will release water to Nagarjuna Sagar right canal ayacut area of Guntur and Prakasam districts from September first week to cultivate paddy because Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir was filled with sufficient water to meet irrigation water demand for paddy and ID crops in the ayacut area.

Addressing a press meet held here on Monday, he said that about 132 tmc feet level water was required to cultivate paddy in both districts and added that irrigation department officials had already wrote to the government to release water to the NS right canal.

He said that while Guntur district requires 78 tmc feet level, Prakasam district needed 54 tmc feet level.

Replying to a question, he said, “We need 73 cusecs water per day. He reminded that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had already agreed to release water to NS right canal.

He said that the district administration would supply seeds and fertilizers to the farmers. The fertilizers would be supplied based on the biometric system.

He urged the farmers to make arrangements to cultivate paddy in the NS right canal ayacut area.

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