Narayanpet: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao said the Telangana government would complete the Palamuru Ranga Reddy Lift Irrigation Scheme (PRLIS), irrespective of any hurdles, to transform lands in erstwhile Palamuru into fertile ones.
The Telangana government would take all measures to ensure that not a single drop of water from its rightful share is lost, he said, adding, “Not just Andhra Pradesh, if required, we will fight with the god to provide River Krishna water to erstwhile Palamuru.”
Participating in the Pattana Pragathi programme here on Saturday, the Minister said there was a public hearing scheduled on August 10 regarding land acquisition for the Palamuru Rangareddy Lift Irrigation project. “There are a few people who will create hurdles for welfare and development programmes by filing cases and false statements. But if you want sufficient water, then turn up for the public hearing and express your views,” Rama Rao told residents.
He wanted the local Sarpanches and ZPTCs to take initiative and present their versions at the public hearing. He pointed out that the Karivena reservoir works were nearing completion and once it was ready, sufficient water will be made available to 1.05 lakh acres in the district.
The Minister said no State in the country can match Telangana in terms of welfare and development programmes. Karnataka was just 10 km away from Narayanpet. Rama Rao asked the people to enquire if Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, Kalyana Lakshmi, free power supply to farmers and other welfare programmes were being taken up in the neighbouring State.
Despite the pandemic, he pointed out that the farming sector was unaffected in the State as Telangana leads in paddy production in the country. There were challenges but the the State government ensured not a single farmer was subjected to any inconvenience during procurement, he said.
The Chief Minister had launched Palle and Pattana Pragathi programmes to take up development works in rural and urban areas. Under this, each village in the State now had a tractor, Palle Prakruthi Vanam. Dumpyard and sanitation were being accorded top priority.
During his whirlwind tour of Narayanpet, the Minister inaugurated the children’s ward at Government Hospital, laid foundations for Martyrs Memorial Park, beautification works at Ambedkar chowk, and launched Children Park and Science Park.
Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said despite financial constraints, the State government had deposited Rs 7,560 crore into farmers’ accounts under the Rythu Bandhu scheme. The Telangana government ensured that welfare prorgammes were continued and every month funds were being released to Gram Panchayats and municipalities.
Excise Minister V Srinivas Goud said before the formation of Telangana, drinking water was supplied once in 14 days in the district but now it was being supplied every alternate day through Mission Bhagiratha.
Photographs from KTR’s visit to Narayanpet on Saturday:
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