HYDERABAD:Setting June 2016 as the deadline for completing the ongoing irrigation projects in Mahbubnagar district, irrigation minister T Harish Rao has warned that if completion of the projects is delayed, the government will take serious action against officials and contracting agencies.
Holding a review meeting on the pending irrigation projects in the district at the Secretariat here on Friday, Rao said the contracting agencies were allowed price escalation and they should complete the pending projects as per the deadline fixed by the government.
Ministers representing Mahbubnagar district, C Laxma Reddy and Jupally Krishna Rao, and irrigation officials attended the meeting.Harish Rao directed that irrigation water should be provided at any cost to 2.03 lakh acres of land under Bhima, 3.04 lakh acres under Kalwakurthy, 2 lakh acres under Nettempadu and 60,000 acres under Koilsagar projects in the district by June next. All the pending works should be completed before March so as to supply water in June, he said. “If there is laxity on the part of engineers or on the part of the contracting agencies, the government would not spare them,” he warned.