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Union Environment Minister asked to give early clearances for Telangana irrigation projects

Venugopala Chary urged the Union Minister to give FAC clearance for Kaleshwaram and Palamuru-Rangareddy lift irrigation projects, and NBWL clearance for BR Ambedkar Pranahitha project.

Published: 11th June 2017 05:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2017 05:50 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: State government’s special representative in Delhi S Venugopala Chary called on Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change Harsh Vardhan in Delhi on Saturday and requested him to give early clearances to irrigation projects taken up in the state.

Chary urged the Minister to give Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) clearance for Kaleshwaram and Palamuru-Rangareddy lift irrigation projects, and National Board of Wild Life (NBWL) clearance for BR Ambedkar Pranahitha project.

The total forest lands proposed for diversion for these three projects are 4,509.6259 hectares. The details submitted by Venugopala Chary to the Union Minister are as follows:


Dr BR Ambedkar Pranahitha Project

The forest area proposed for diversion is 1,136.0138 hectares. NBWL clearance is required as 622.0128 hectares out of 1,136.0138 hectares is falling  in Reserve Tiger corridor. 
Kaleshwaram Project

Total forest area proposed for diversion is 3,168.131 hectares. FAC clearance is required for stage-1 approval by Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) and Climate Change (CC).



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