HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will step into the shoes of a teacher and make a powerpoint presentation, in the ongoing Budget session of the State Legislature, to apprise the legislators about the benefits of reengineering and redesigning irrigation projects.
The Appropriation Bill will be adopted on March 29 and the CM will give a power point presentation on March 30. The members will have an opportunity to seek clarifications on March 31.
“The CM has decided to devote two days for discussions on irrigation sector. He will explain all the nitty gritty of reengineering and redesigning of irrigation projects,” sources in Irrigation department confirmed.
After signing the ‘historic pact’ with Maharashtra government on sharing of Godavari waters, Rao would explain the members on how he has succeeded in signing the MoU.
By making the powerpoint presentation on the floor of the House, the Chief Minister wants to silence his critics in opposition benches and also tell the people as to how his government is resolute in completing the irrigation projects, which were kept pending for years.
When the CM disclosed his decision to MLAs, the MLCs too wanted to participate in the session. Accordingly, it was decided to call a joint session of the Assembly and Council, where the CM will make a powerpoint presentation.
Meanwhile, Irrigation minister T Harish Rao rebutted Congress’ allegations that the TRS government has mortgaged the interests of Telangana state while inking the pact with Maharashtra for the construction of barrages on river Godavari. Harish Rao took exception to the allegation that the reengineering of irrigation projects were aimed at swindling public money only.
In a statement, Harish Rao wondered why the Opposition was making a hue and cry over the finalisation of Full Reservoir Level of Tummadihatti barrage.
It was the Congress government in 2012 that called for tenders. “As the project was stalled due to Maharashtra’s objections, the money spent on the construction was wasted,” Harish Rao said.