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200 acres to be acquired for Mid Manair works

Irrigation minister said that the target to provide water to 80,000 acres would not be completed till the canals were ready

Published: 20th July 2017 08:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2017 09:08 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The Irrigation department has decided to store 10 tmcft of water in Mid Manair Reservoir (MMR) from this year by completing the balance land acquisition of 200 acres under package 8. With this, the department will provide irrigation water to around 80,000 acres under MMR project. During his interaction with district collectors concerned from the Secretariat here through video conference on Wednesday, Irrigation minister T Harish Rao directed them to acquire 200 acres of balance land for the completion of the project under package 8.

The target to provide water to 80,000 acres would not be completed till the canals were ready, the minister said and wanted the officials to expedite the land acquisition, with immediate effect.

Officials told to immediately provide R&R package to oustees

The minister directed officials to personally supervise the works at ground level. Harish Rao also wanted officials to immediately provide relief and rehabilitation package to the oustees. The minister reviewed the payments under R&R package for Mid Maniar oustees in Chintal Thana, Kodurupaka, Sabasupalle, Kodimunja, Cheerlavanchan, Anupuram, Arepalli, Sankepalli, Rudravaram and Varadavelli villages.

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