Minister lays stone for Lift Irrigation Scheme
Khammam: Minister for Horticulture Ramreddy Venkat Reddy laid foundation for Narasimhulagudem-2 Lift Irrigation Scheme (LIS) on Paleru reservoir...
Khammam: Minister for Horticulture Ramreddy Venkat Reddy laid foundation for Narasimhulagudem-2 Lift Irrigation Scheme (LIS) on Paleru reservoir in Khammam district on Sunday. Addressing the gathering, the Minister said that the LIS would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 5 cr. The scheme would provide water for irrigation to two crops for 1,682 acres in Kusumanchi, Kishtapuram, Chegommu and Jeella Cheruvu villages in Kusumanchi mandal and Thallampadu in Khammam rural mandal. He said that minimum water level at the Paleru reservoir would be maintained at 18 ft and steps would be taken to provide 16-hour power supply daily to the LIS. A He asked the villagers of the benefitting villages to take initiative for proper maintenance of the scheme after its completion. Venkat Reddy said that he would strive for the all-round development of Paleru Assembly constituency by implementing various schemes launched by the Central and State governments. The Gattu Singaram Lift Irrigation Scheme in the segment, which has become defunct, would be revived soon. Twenty houses under Indiramma Awaas Yojana (IAY) would be sanctioned to Narasimhulagudem village. Government would take initiative to sanction 5,000 houses to the poor in Paleru Assembly segment. He directed the officials to identify the beneficiaries among SCs, STs, BCs, Minorities and other weaker sections to sanction the houses. He also instructed the officials to take steps for construction of cement concrete (CC) roads in the SC and ST colonies in the constituency. The road widening works would also be taken up in the colonies and villages which would benefit various sections of people, the Minister said. Andhra Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (APSIDC) Executive Engineer Venkateswarlu, MPDOs, Tahsildar and other officials were present at the programme. Earlier, addressing the media, the Minister said that he would strive to develop Paleru Assembly constituency. Godavari and Krishna waters would be drawn to fill the irrigation tanks across the constituency to meet the irrigation and drinking needs of the people.