POCHAMPAD: Continuing his tirade against the Congress, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has called upon farmers to question the Congress leaders why they were creating hurdles for the construction of irrigation projects in the state. “Congress leaders are filing petitions in courts only to stall construction of all the ongoing irrigation projects.
For instance, 96 cases were filed by the Congress men in courts against Kaleshwaram project. They are doing this as they are envious of our government’s achievements,” Rao appealed to the gathering. He was addressing a public meeting after laying the foundation stone for the works aimed at revival of the Sri Ram Sagar Project (SRSP) at Pochampad in Nizamabad district on Thursday.
According to him, the project, after completion, would get water from Pranahitha river. The water will be diverted to Kaleshwaram project. “The SRSP was supposed to irrigate 16 lakh acres, besides catering to the drinking water needs of six districts. Due to silt accumulation and an obsolete canal system, it is irrigating only five lakh acres. The project capacity has come down, due to the negligence of the previous governments,” he said.