MAHABUBNAGAR:Irrigation minister Harish Rao praised Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) chairman TP Reddy for adopting Muraharidoddi and Pasupula villages of the district.
Health minister Dr C Laxma Reddy also lauded MEIL for taking up various development programmes in the adopted villages, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
He called upon other organisations to come forward and emulate MEIL's CSR activities. MEIL chairman TP Reddy, speaking on the occasion, said it was a privilege to work for the development of Muraharidoddi village, from where he had started his business. On Sunday, Harish Rao undertook a whirlwind tour of Mahbubnagar district. He also visited Pasupula village and took part in development programmes. The minister began his tour by laying foundation stone for the restoration works of Makthal tank at a cost of `5.75 crore to transform it into a mini tank bund.
He later inaugurated a safe drinking water scheme and toilets constructed by MEIL in Muraharidoddi and Pasupula villages.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said over `2.30 crore has been allocated for the repair works of Muraharidoddi lift irrigation scheme and added that it would help in irrigating 3,100 acres of land.
Over `1,600 crore would be spent on Kalwakurthy lift irrigation scheme, the minister said, adding that the projects, once completed, would irrigate 4 lakh acres.