Kaleshwaram waters to flow by Dec 2017

Hyderabad:A�The Telangana State Government is all to set to clinch a record inA�AsiaA�by constructing the prestigious Kaleshwaram project in one year. The project is supposed to be completed on time to give waters by December 2017 as per a plan.

This was stated by Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao at a review meeting held at Jala Saudha in Hyderabad. The minister set a deadline of one year for completion of the project and release waters to crops in December next year. Stating that the project was a challenge and the officials should step upA�efforts to complete land acquisition on priority basis to make true the dream of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

The irrigation works will be video recorded by connecting Jala Saudha and Kaleshwaram project and the works progress will be made online, heA� said, adding that there was no dearth of funds and the works should be expedited. The officials were instructed to call tenders for Mallanna Sagar project and a special meeting will be called onA�November 10.

He said the state government departments and executing agencies should coordinate with each other to complete the project with a focus onA�A�A�land acquisition. He reiterated the state governmenta��s resolve to irrigating one crore acres over five years.

-NSS

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