Defence Ministry to Vet LIDAR Report

Published: 07th November 2015 04:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th November 2015 04:21 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Defence ministry officials would take a decision on vetting the LIDAR survey report in Delhi on November 16.

The contracting agency, which has done the LIDAR survey for irrigation projects in the state, will meet the officials concerned  on November 16. The officials of the defence ministry would delete the information not-related to irrigation in the LIDAR survey data.

Later, the information needed for irrigation projects would be given to the state government officials.

The state government has conducted LIDAR survey with the approval from the defence ministry, for about 3,400 sq km along Godavari river in the state. LIDAR technology was used for the first time by the state government for irrigation purpose.

Once, the LIDAR survey data is available with the irrigation officials, they would fine tune the the irrigation policy of the state.

Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will give a PowerPoint presentation once the irrigation policy is readied after changing the minor changes in the draft with the inputs from LIDAR survey.

Meanwhile, the irrigation officials are writing a letter to Maharashtra officials to convene a meeting on finalising the height of the barrage proposed at Tummadi Hatti on river Godavari.

Maharashtra government will finalise the height with only 148 metres. Though, the State officials tried their best to increase the Tummadi Hatti barrage height to at least 150, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was firm that he will not allow the height to be more than 148 metres.


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