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Link chain of tanks with irrigation projects: KCR

Link chain of tanks with irrigation projects: KCR
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Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Saturday instructed the Irrigation department evolve an action plan to link the chain of tanks with the canals...

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Saturday instructed the Irrigation department evolve an action plan to link the chain of tanks with the canals of major and medium irrigation projects for the optimum utilization of water. An appropriate strategy to fill up the chain of tanks totally in the coming two months and also construction of required canals to fill the tanks should be completed in a year’s time, the Chief Minister said that the funds required for this will be released immediately.

Holding a review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan on linkage of chain of tanks with major and medium irrigation project canals water, the Chief Minister asserted the need to fill the chain of tanks through the waters flowing from the canals, rain water and the regenerated water. He instructed that linking the canals to the tanks Mandal wise irrigation maps are to be designed.

KCR said “water should not run but walk slowly and only then we will able to make perfect use of it. When there is full of water in the rivers, canals, reservoirs, check dams, tanks etc., the whole atmosphere in Telangana transforms wonderfully. This also makes it possible to have adequate rains and increase the ground levels of waters.

All through the year, 365 days every tank in the state should blossom with water”, he said. The Chief Minister said that it is expected water in abundance would flow from Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project from next June and as such to make proper use of the water the linkage of canals to the tanks shall be completed. He said that this should be treated on top priority item by the irrigation department.

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