Telangana CM KCR calls for proper utilisation of water, completion of canal projects ahead of monsoon

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has instructed that all distributary canals of canal project should be completed in the state ahead of monsoons.

 

The Chief Minister held a high-level review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan here on Sunday on the strategy to be adapted this Monsoon for the Godavari river catchments area.

KCR has instructed officials to fill up tanks under the irrigation projects on a priority basis.

The CM also instructed that based on the irrigation projects geographical location, the Irrigation department should be revamped. O&M Manual for each and every project's maintenance should be prepared. 

He also instructed that the construction of all pumps under Kaleswaram project should be completed by May end and water should be pumped till Konda Pochamma Sagar till then.

The instructions include, during the Monsoon, when water is released from the projects, fill up all tanks and water bodies. For this, construct the channels and distributor canals immediately. Implement a plan by which all the tanks and water bodies in the State are filled with water all through the year.

He also called for the removal of encroachment from canal lands. Officers should deal with this strictly. Remove the illegal structures.
 

 

With inputs from ANI

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