Mahabubnagar: Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy on Tuesday assured the people of Palamuru region that Palamuru Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Scheme (PRLIS) would be ready in a span of 18 months since 75 per cent of works on the project had already been completed.
As part of the Telangana Formation Day celebrations here, Niranjan Reddy, along with Minister for Excise and Prohibmpet village of Addakal and also inaugurated an agricultural godown constructed in the village at a coition V Srinivas Goud and Devarkadra MLA A Venkateshwar Reddy laid the foundation stone for 80 2BHK houses in Janast of Rs 1.5 crore.
Foundation stones were also laid for construction of additional classrooms at ZPHS Janampet and Moosapet, in addition to inaugurating a Mandal Resource Centre at Moosapet.
Addressing a public gathering at Janampet, the Minister said that in the the last six years, Telangana had emerged as a State which was unmatched globally in terms of agriculture, provision of drinking water through Mission Bhagiratha, uninterrupted free power supply to farmers, constructing a major irrigation project like Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme within three years, not to mention several other schemes launched by the State government for the welfare of its people.
He promised to irrigate Maddigatla, Elkicherla and Polkampally villages of Bhootpur mandal and all villages in Addakal mandal, once PRLIS was completed.
Srinivas Goud, speaking on the occasion, said Telangana has reached a stage where it could feed other States in the country, pointing out that 63 per cent of Telangana’s paddy had been procured by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) during Yasangi.
He said that soon Ministers, MPs, MLAs and MLCs would be inspecting works being carried out under the PRLIS as part of a tour to speed up completion of works under the project.
Devarkadra MLA A Venkateshwar Reddy, who presided over the meeting, said that on the occasion of Telangana Formation Day, foundation stones were being laid and some completed works were being inaugurated, with the State government spending Rs 13 crore on eight different works.
He said that once PRLIS was completed, 20 lakh acres across the region would be brought under irrigation, which was a major jump from 9 lakh acres which was being irrigated presently.
ZP Chairperson Swarna Sudhakar Reddy, Rythi Bandhu Committee District President Gopal Yadav, Joint Collector Seetarama Rao, MPP Chandrakala, ZPTC Indra Sagar and other people’s representatives and officials were present on the occasion.
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