Supply 100% water to farmers, Chief Whip Eshwar tells officials

Supply 100% water to farmers, Chief Whip Eshwar tells officials
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He attended as the chief guest at the District Water Supply Board meeting, chaired by District Collector Dr A Sharath, at IMA hall in Jagtial on Friday. Water Supply and Ayukut Development wing organised the meeting.

Jagtial: The officials of irrigation department should take necessary steps with perfect planning to supply 100 per cent water to farmers, Chief Whip Koppula Eshwar suggested.

He attended as the chief guest at the District Water Supply Board meeting, chaired by District Collector Dr A Sharath, at IMA hall in Jagtial on Friday. Water Supply and Ayukut Development wing organised the meeting.

Eshwar said that several farmers were cultivating their lands through borewells since water from SRSP is not being supplied to ayukut regions of three constituencies till date. The officials must take necessary steps to overcome the problems of water maintenance by increasing the capacity of water storage in the canals and to increase water supply sector in the district, he said.

The government has released Rs 60 crores funds for modernisation of Rollavagu Project and asked the officials to call for tenders for completing works for supplying of water to 30 acres of ayukut lands.

Chairman of Irrigation Development Department Eda Shankar Reddy said that under Mission Kakatiya many tanks in the State were filled with water after the restoration works of tanks were completed on time.

He suggested the officials of irrigation department to maintain a record of on water supply to which ayukut at what time in the village panchayats along with the details of how much water is supplied in Kharif and Rabi seasons.

Local MLA T Jeevan Reddy said that the farmers must get justice in the marketing sector apart from water supply. Pointing out almost nil progress in the modernisation works of Rollavagu tank since two years even after calling tenders, he alleged that officials are behaving negligently in completing the works.

Both drinking and irrigation water problems would be solved easily if Rollavagu modernisation works are completed soon, he suggested.

Collector Sharath said that officials are working towards completing canal repair works along with supplying water to farmers for irrigation purpose.

ZP Chairperson Tula Uma, Joint Collector Dr A Nagendra, Metpalli Sub-Collector Musharaf Ali, District Irrigation Officer Buchhi Reddy, Executive Engineer Sudha Kiran, and Superintendent Engineer Venkateshwarlu were present along with others.

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