Harish promises potable water to fluoride-hit Nalgonda by January
Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao stated that Udayasamudram project works would be completed on warfooting to cater to the drinking water needs of fluoride-hit Nalgonda, including Munugodu and Nakrekal and other areas.
Inspects the Udayasamudram project works; asks the officials to expedite works and wrap them up by Dec
Nalgonda: Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao stated that Udayasamudram project works would be completed on warfooting to cater to the drinking water needs of fluoride-hit Nalgonda, including Munugodu and Nakrekal and other areas.
On Monday, the Minister inspected the project works along with Minister G Jagadish Reddy, MP Gutha Sukender Reddy, MLA Veeresham and officials at the project site and set a deadline directing the officials to complete the works by December.
“The officials and working agencies should coordinate for speedy completion of works. The working agencies will be removed if they failed to complete works on time,” he warned.
Stating that the Collector will hold meeting with officials concerned every Saturday, Harish said approach canal works were completed, while tunnel works were in final phase, sub-station and pump house works to be wrapped up by October.
He directed that water should be shifted to Brahmana Vellemla by next January by completing the project works on time. The Minister personally inspected the works of surge pool being dug up 92 metres deep.
Harish, meanwhile, alleged that the previous Congress government ignored the project and now the TRS government was completing to address the drinking water needs of fluoride-hit Nalgonda. “Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is firm on completing the project and provide potable water to the district populace,” he said.
Stating that dereliction of duties by the officials and contractors would not be tolerated, Harish said that 50 acres should be brought under irrigation, besides filling 60 lakes in the area.
The legal officials should take immediate steps to sort out court cases of land acquisition of level canals, he said, adding that the process should be expedited.