Naidu Vamsadhara-Nagavali-Champavati Link Now
Amaravati: Riding high on the completion of Godavari-Krishna rivers linkage through Pattiseema lift irrigation scheme and the progress of plans to link Godavari with Penna river, the Andhra Pradesh government is planning to link three rivers in the north Andhra region. The government is also planning to connect the reservoirs here and share the river water making it available for the agriculture, industrial and drinking purposes.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had directed the officials to get into action and prepare the detailed project report for linking of Vamsadhara, Nagavali and Champavati rivers in Vizianagaram district. He also directed the officials to link the Harimandalam, Thotapalli and Gadigedda reservoirs as part of the interlinking of the three rivers in the district.
Nadiu told the officials that not a single drop of water in the State should go unused and wanted them to get plans to link rivers, rivulets and streams with the irrigation tanks in every village. The village tanks desiltation is in progress under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), he said and added that if these tanks are connected to the streams and rivulets in the vicinity, water would be available for the farmers. This project has to be completed in the next two years, he said and asserted that once completed every village would have enough water for irrigation and other purposes. Drinking water problem for cattle in the summer too would be addressed if these rivulets and streams are connected to the tanks, he said.
The Chief Minister reiterated that his government had created history by linking Godavari with Krishna river and would soon complete linking of Godavari with Penna river. The projects like Handri-Neeva and Velugonda too are to be completed on time to make the State water surplus.