With Godavari water released from Sangareddy Canal into Haldi Vagu reaching Bollaram Weir near Medak town, Harish Rao offered prayers to goddesses Ganga at Bollaram Weir on Wednesday
Medak: Finance Minister T Harish Rao on Wednesday said the State government built 19 check dams at a cost of over Rs 142 crore across River Manjeera and its tributary Haldi Vagu in the past seven years. Saying that the check dams had brought 50,000 acres of ayacut under cultivation, Rao said that a phone call from local MLA is enough to release water into streams and canal in Telangana now.
With Godavari water released from Sangareddy Canal into Haldi Vagu reaching Bollaram Weir near Medak town, Harish Rao offered prayers to goddesses Ganga at Bollaram Weir on Wednesday. Flowing over 15 days in the 70-km-long Haldi Vagu, the Kaleshwaram water has a confluence with River Manjeera near Medak on Wednesday. The water is expected to reach Nizam Sagar, built across Manjeera between Medak and Kamareddy districts, by evening on Wednesday.
Speaking to news reporters on this occasion, Rao said the previous governments never put any efforts to build any check dams on Manjeera even after the repeated appeals.
Since they were going to release Kaleshwaram water into Haldi Vagu and Manjeera on a regular basis, he said that there would be no worry for farmers even if there are no rains in Manjeera’s catchment area.
Saying that the Kaleshwaram water has given confidence to farmers, the Minister has said that the farmers can cultivate crops without looking at the sky for the rains since they would release water to rivers and canals round the year.
Stating that the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s vision made the dream a reality, Rao has said the farmers in Telangana will have bright future. He has elaborated various efforts put in by the government for the betterment of the farmers in the State.
MLC Sheri Subhash Reddy, MLA M Padmadevendar Reddy, Superintending Engineer Yesaiah and others were present.
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