Godavari can help solve problem of drought: Irrigation minister T Harish Rao

Irrigation minister T Harish Rao said drought will be permanently removed from Telangana with the utilisation of Godavari waters.

Published: 13th August 2017 08:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2017 08:27 AM   |  A+A-

IAS officers visiting Kaleshwaram project in Karimnagar on 5th August, 2017. | Express photo

By Express News Service

SIDDIPET: Irrigation minister T Harish Rao said drought will be permanently removed from Telangana with the utilisation of Godavari waters.Visiting Chinna Kodur, Siddipet and other mandals of Siddipet constituency and laying foundations and inaugurating various development and welfare programmes, he said due to delay in rainfall the cotton sowed in Khariff season has dried up.

To avoid such situation in future Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has initiated Kaleshwaram project works to provide irrigation water to various districts in the state, he said. 

He said normally it takes about six to seven years for the construction of Kaleshwaram project but TRS government plans to complete it within one year to provide Godavari water to Siddipet, Medak and Sangareddy districts.

He said every year about 220 TMC water is flowing waste into Kaleshwaram project and added in future this water will be diverted to projects being constructed in Siddipet.

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