CM KCR seeks plan for water needs of combined Nizamabad district
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials concerned to prepare a comprehensive plan to supply water for irrigation and drinking purposes in all the villages in Legislative Assembly segments under the combined Nizamabad district.
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials concerned to prepare a comprehensive plan to supply water for irrigation and drinking purposes in all the villages in Legislative Assembly segments under the combined Nizamabad district. Since there is less availability of water in Nizamsagar and Singur projects this year, villages under the jurisdiction of these projects should be supplied water through alternative methods and the officers should prepare alternative/temporary plans.
The Chief Minister said in order to solve the issues pertaining to irrigation water, drinking water and Podu Bhoomulu (lands under shifting cultivation) he would visit the combined Nizamabad district for two days in the coming month and discuss the matter with people.
KCR had a meeting with the Legislators from the combined Nizamabad district in the Chamber of Telangana State Legislative Assembly Speaker P Srinivas Reddy in the Assembly premises here on Thursday. Ministers Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Government Whip Gampa Govardhan, MLAS Bajireddy Goverdhan, A Jeevan Reddy, Hanumanth Shinde, Biyyala Ganesh Gupta, Surender, MLC Subhash Reddy, Chief Secretary SK. Joshi, CM Principal Secretary S Narsing Rao, Secretary Smita Sabharwal, OSD Priyanka Varghese, Irrigation E-in-C Muralidhar Rao, SEs Shankar, Sudhakar Reddy, RWS E-in-C Krupakar and others participated.
The Chief Minister said since SRSP is linked to the Kaleswaram Project, there would not be any problem to the SRSP Ayucut (lands irrigated under the project) in future. He said irrigation water should be supplied to Armoor, Balkonda and Banswada Assembly segments through the Lifts as is done at Gupta and Ali Sagar. The Chief Minister instructed the officials from the Irrigation department to get the survey done and prepare estimates, find out where to put the Lifts and to what extent of land water can be supplied in the villages. Since the government has decided to fill the SRSP with not less than 90 TMC of water, The Chief Minister said water should be supplied to the maximum extent from the SRSP to the Ayucut.
KCR said though tanks and reservoirs in the state are brimming with water, for Singur and Nizam Sagar adequate water did not reach them. Hence, alternative and temporary plans should be made for the supply of water to the villages under these two projects. The Chief Minister wanted water should be drawn from various sources, from HMWS, from Pargi, Komati Banda, SRSP and any other source and supply to the villages. In other places, water should be supplied through tankers and from the borewells. He said this problem would be there only for this year and by the next year; water will be supplied from the Mallanna Sagar to these two projects. Preparations should begin now so that people will not suffer during the coming summer season. The Chief Minister also said that in the combined Nizamabad district, farmers doing shifting cultivation are facing problems and there are disputes between the Forest and Revenue departments.
The Chief Minister assured that he would visit the combined Nizamabad district for two days next month, would discuss with the locals and solve the issues pertaining to the forest department. During the visit, The Chief Minister said programmes for the permanent supply of irrigation and drinking water would also be launched.