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Mission Bhagiratha will create history: Tummala

Mission Bhagiratha will create history: Tummala
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The Telangana government will create history by launching drinking water scheme under the Mission Bhagiratha, as no other State has taken up such...

Kothagudem: The Telangana government will create history by launching drinking water scheme under the Mission Bhagiratha, as no other State has taken up such project, said R & B Minister T Nageswara Rao at Aswapuram on Tuesday.

Addressing the media, he suggested that services of local youth should be utilised for Mission Bhagiratha works. Land acquisition for reservoirs has been completed. ‘The government is keen to ensure that people don’t experience any hardship in securing drinking water in future.

Hence it has taken up the massive project, the trial run of which would take place in December this year.’ Hence the Minister asked the officials to complete the works by the deadline.

Tummala asserted that the government would provide irrigation facilities to every acre in Khammam and Kothagudem districts. For this purpose, GO No 120 to acquire lands for the relevant irrigation project has been issued through the Central government.

The GO envisaged payment of better compensation for lands of farmers. He asked the officials to expedite the land acquisition process. He said foundation stone for pump houses of the project would be laid this month.

The Minister stated that the government was keen to supply irrigation water in Manuguru and Pinapaka mandals from Pulusubontha project. Khammam and Bhadradri districts stood first in the State in the modernisation of about 4,500 tanks, while complimenting the district collectors.

Rao advised the collectors to show the same zeal while taking up welfare schemes. He hit out at the Congress party leaders for securing court stays to stop irrigation projects. ‘Such persons won’t have any future,’ Tummala warned.

Rao announced that steps would be taken to fill the posts of doctors in Khammam, Bhadrachalam and Manuguru hospitals. He said more funds would be released for the expansion of highway/road networks in the State during the next three years.

The Roads and Buildings Minister Tummala Nageswara Rao on Tuesday participated in a string of development programmes in the Assembly constituency of Bhadradri-Kothagudem district.

He laid foundation stone for BT Road works in Gondiguda of Aswapuram mandal and later inaugurated 40 double bedroom houses built for the homeless poor at Mittagudem.

He also laid foundation stone for the Rs 4 crore worth Kodipunjula vagu road bridge in Manuguru. He inspected Mission Bagiratha works at Radhamgutta in Mittagudem and asked the officials to accelerate the pace of works execution.

He cautioned the officials against indulging in irregularities in programmes like double bedroom houses for the poor and warned to take disciplinary action if irregularities were reported in either construction or their distribution of the 2BHK.

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