Andhra rulers abandoned T lakes: KCR

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao today charged previous governments with deceiving Telangana region and resulting in situations such as drought and migration of poor to towns and cities.

Inaugurating lake-restoration work, as part of Mission Kakatiya program, at Pedda Cheruvu in Nakirekal mandal, Nalgonda district, along with Ministers Jagadish Reddy, Narsaiah Goud, Deputy Chairman Vidyasagar Rao and others, the Chief Minister allocated two crore rupees for the lake restoration and development works.

Chandrasekhar Rao said the area is noted for the history of Rudrama Devi, who fought a valiant battle and died there. The State government will install a statue of Rudrama Devi in her honor, and conduct celebrations on regular basis.

On completion of the restoration work, the Pedda Cheruvu will cater drinking and irrigation water needs of eight villages, Rao said. Directing the local ministers, MLAs, MLCs and MPs to participate in the lake restoration, Rao said he would soon conduct a review meeting on projects under the purview of River Musi and Nalgonda district soon.

The Chief Minister accused the Andhra rulers of ignoring the recommendations of Bachawat Tribunal allocating Telangana with 265 tmc (Godavari 175 tmc and Krishna 90 tmc).

“Had Andhra rulers not dumped us, Telangana would not have adversely affected in the agriculture and irrigation sectors,” he charged. He also attributed the present pathetic condition of lakes in the region to deliberate attempts of the rulers, who had shown partisan attitude towards Telangana. (NSS)

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