1 cr acres land in AP supplied with irrigation water: Rao

By Author  |  Published: 21st Oct 2016  11:12 amUpdated: 21st Oct 2016  11:19 am
Irrigation Projects
Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister Devineni Uma Maheshwara Rao

Rajamahendravaram: Andhra Pradesh State Irrigation Minister D Uma Maheswara Rao said with the inter-linking of rivers, nearly one crore areas land across the State has been supplied with water.

“Government has supplied irrigation water to one crore acres land in the State with the inter-linking of rivers and construction of projects in the State. The river inter-linking project of of river Godvari and Krishna and Pattiseema and Polavaram projects have been key projects,” Rao said.

He was speaking while addressing a gathering at a workshop at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada in East Godavari district on Thursday.

State government is working on several projects to make AP ‘drought-free’, he said, adding that steps are being taken to provide water to another 30 to 40 acres land with inter-linking of rivers and other projects.

“With the construction of Pattiseema project on river Godavari, we protected Rs 2,500 crore worth crops and built in a record time,” he said.