Hyderabad, Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy today said that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is aware of farmers’ problems and determined to complete irrigation projects with redesigning. Ultimately the KCR Government wants to irrigate one crore acres in the youngest state over four years despite envy opposition creating hurdles to the projects.
Addressing a press conference at TRS Legislature Party office along with MLC K Prabhakar, the minister criticized that the congress is afraid of bad future and creating hurdles as the projects are getting completed on time. The KCR Government will come up with separate budget for agriculture next year and give Rs 4000 per acre towards farm investment and also give waters for crops which was not happened during the Congress regime. The previous rulers have pocketed the funds of the projects without completing them and also taken up canal works without permissions for Pranahitha. We will complete all the projects left incomplete by the previous governments and irrigating 13 lakhs of acres in North Telangana the minister claimed. SRSP revival scheme will help irrigate crops in Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Adilabad which used to be deprived of waters. During this rainy season about 255 tmc waters have gone waste into the sea and there was no single drop of water in Godavari basin he deplored and attributed it to the inefficiency and failure of a plan to complete the projects.
He flayed that the Congress afraid of blank future if the projects are completed and moving courts and creating hurdles. Though such dramas will not deter the plan of the chief minister to go ahead with projects. The government aim is to cater to the irrigation needs of the farmers and complete SRSP revival scheme. Next year the SRSP reservoir will get waters as per plan from Kaleshwaram project and completing the works of other reservoirs like Sundilla, Medigadda and Annaram. As report of Central Water Commission (CWC) said that water can be stored for entire year at Medigadda and avoid going waste waters into the sea, the chief minister being a farmer’s son himself has taken a decision to redesign the Kaleshwaram project. After a thorough study the chief minister has redesigned the projects only to draw more waters by impounding them by constructing barrages he said.