HYDERABAD: On a day when his government signed what is termed as a ‘historic pact’ with Maharashtra over construction of five irrigation projects on river Godavari, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao appealed to the farmers not to resort to suicides as the dream of Bangaru Telangana would be realised soon.
An elated KCR also gave the credit for signing of the MoUs with Maharashtra to irrigation minister T Harish Rao and said the young minister worked relentlessly for a year to get the job done.
KCR was given a rousing reception on his arrival from Mumbai at the Begumpet airport. Thousands of party activists reached the airport and a huge rally was taken out.
Addressing the gathering, KCR said, ‘’I appeal to the farmers not to resort to suicides. Our dreams of Bangaru Telangana will be realised within two or two-and-half years.’’
The chief minister credited the historic pact to Harish Rao’s efforts and the government’s friendly approach towards the neighbouring state. ‘’An year back, we approached Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis with the policy of ‘Live and Let Live.’ We told that the parched Vidharbah too will be benefited by resolving the inter-state disputes and going ahead with the projects,’’ KCR said.
After that, it was Harish Rao who took our case forward. ‘’The signing of this pact is the result of Harish Rao’s efforts. He sat with irrigation officials and prepared the drafts. He went to Mumbai nearly 10 times and apprised the officials there about the benefits and also cleared all their doubts,’’ he said pointing to the young minister who was part of the delegation to Mumbai.
‘’All this made us to resolve the atmoshpere of enemity and it was Fadnavis himself who called us and asked us to come with an official delegation after getting all their doubts cleared,’’ KCR said.
KCR said Warangal and Karimnagar would be the first two districts to benefit and the fruits of the historic pact will in later stage be reaped in Nizamabad, Medak and Nalgonda districts.
Also, Godavari waters would be used to quench the thirst of people of Greater Hyderabad, KCR said.
Stone to be Laid for Medigadda Barrage Soon
Soon after landing in Hyderabad, KCR got to work again. He apprised his cabinet ministers about his tour and said the foundation stone for Medigadda barrage will be laid soon. KCR invited Maharashtra governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao for the foundation laying of Medigadda barrage. The height of Medigadda barrage would be decided in the next meeting of the newly created inter-state Board. The state government has proposed 103 metres height for Medigadda.