Nalgonda: Minister for Irrigation and Marketing T Harish Rao on Monday criticised the Congress leaders for trying to create hurdles to development projects by provoking the people on land acquisition.
The Irrigation Minister laid foundation stones to a mini tank bund at Pedda Cheruvu and Lemon Market in Nakrekal on Monday.
Speaking at a public meeting, Harish Rao said that the Congress leaders had been trying to provoke the people against irrigation projects, land acquisition and also approaching courts to create hurdles to the projects.
The Minister questioned Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) chief Uttam Kumar Reddy on why he did not think about Dindi Lift Irrigation Project when his party was in power. Harish Rao said that Uttam Kumar Reddy had extended cooperation for then YSR government in completing Puli Chintala Prokect, which has submerged 14,000 acres and 17 villages in Nalgonda district. The Minister said that the project did not provided irrigation facility to a single acre of land in Telangana. He made it clear that the Congress leaders had no moral right to talk about farmers’ welfare.
Rs 285 cr for Musi modernisation
Reminding that tenders have been called for Dindi Lift Irrigation Project, Irrigation Minister Harish Rao said that works would be started soon.
Stating that the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was giving top priority to repair and development of canals, the Minister announced that Rs 285 crore would be soon sanctioned for development of Musi project and its canals. He reminded that the tanks in Suryapet constituency were also filled up with water from SRSP-II. This was possible after the government took up repair works at Kakatiya canals with a cost of Rs 200 crore, he added.
Showering sops on Nakrekal Assembly constituency, Harish Rao announced a rythu bazar for Nakerkal and also a lift irrigation scheme at Aitipamula to aid Kadaparthy, Nomula, Nellibanda and Cheruvu Annaram villages.
The Minister for Power and SC Development said that the State government was ensuring transparency in implementation of welfare schemes with public participation. The process of tenders for double-bedroom housing project would be completed in October and beneficiaries would be selected with the consent of local MLAs, he added.
Deputy Chairman of Legislative Council Nethi Vidyasagar, Bhongir MP Boora Narsaiah Goud, Zilla Parishad Chairman Balu Naik, Chairman of Telangana State Forest Development Corporation Banda Narender Reddy and others also attended the programme.