Nalgonda: Rajya Sabha MP Badugula Lingaiah Yadav along with Nagarjuna Sagar MLA Nomula Bhagath released water to the left canal of Nagarjuna Sagar Project (NSP) on Sunday.
Following instructions from Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, NSP engineer took the decision to release water to the left canal at 2 pm.
Speaking after releasing the water, Lingaiah Yadav said that this was the first time in the last 10 years that water has been released to the left canal of NSP in the first week of August. The State government was committed to ensuring irrigation facility to the tail-end areas of NSP left canal,
Thanking the Chief Minister for instructing the officials to release water to NSP left canal, Bhagath said that an ayacut of 11.2 lakh acres under the left canal would get irrigation facility for first wetting of Vaanakalam crop season with the release of the water from the project. Farmers have already taken up transplantation of paddy nurseries for Vaanakalam crop season, he said, adding that that timely release of water to the left canal would help the ayacut farmers achieve high yields.
Superintendent Engineer of NSP Dharna Naik said the effective water management system adopted by the State government was facilitating release of water to the left canal much earlier than the previous years for the Vaanakalam crop season. About 500 cusecs of water was being released to the left canal, he added.
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