Adilabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao will inspect works of inter-State Chanaka-Korata irrigation project being taken up across Penganga at Chanaka village in Jainath mandal and Korata in Maharashtra on February 27. He is likely to address a public meeting at District Institute for Education and Training ground in Adilabad during his tour.
Rao will first visit the project and review the progress of the works at Chanaka village by holding a meeting with irrigation officials and representatives of executing agency. He will later participate in the public meeting. Incidentally, it is his maiden tour to the district following the reorganisation of Adilabad district.
District authorities are making elaborate arrangements for the tour. Meanwhile, cadre of the TRS is leaving no stone unturned to make the public meeting a grand success. They are carrying out massive publicity campaign about Rao’s visit by putting up flexis at key junctions of the town and in headquarters of several mandals besides sending messages on social media.
Lifeline of Adilabad district
Touted to be the lifeline of Adilabad district, execution of the much awaited Chanaka-Korata project was commenced in 2016 summer. It is one of the three projects jointly taken up by both Telangana and Maharashtra. It will irrigate 50,000 acres in Adilabad district once completed.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs 1,227 crore.
Chief Ministers of both States had signed a memorandum of understanding for erecting three barrages across Penganga, Pranahita and Godavari in August 2016. Adilabad people had been demanding the project since 1975.