The present storage at various projects on Godavari was around 540 tmcft and the available water would be sufficient for the first one-and-a-half months of the season.
In a short interview with TNIE, Finance Minister T Harish Rao says that the situation is quite conducive for the TRS to win the Huzurabad byelection.
He claimed that Rajesh, a farmer had committed suicide due to crop damage this week and that two farmers had committed suicide due to the same reason last year.
Officials have accepted the demands of oustees and said those living in submerging areas will be shifted to temporary shelters at the Resettlement Colony in 2 days.
Andhra's Chief Engineer contended that Telangana planned to draw Godavari water through Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS), Tupakula Gudem, Devadula, Sitarama and other projects.
After a manifold increase in farm yield, entrepreneurs are showing interest in establishing rice mills and have applied for government permission to set up the same in Karimnagar.
Senior Congress leader Ponnala Lakshmaiah said Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had been lying about the KLIS, adding that only 1 TMC water was lifted against the claims of 3 TMC of water per day.
During the meeting, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao pointed out that the government has arranged all facilities to help farmers get irrigation water throughout the year.
The Minister asked the farmers of Siddipet district to always be ready for the 'lucrative exercise' of palm oil cultivation.
The Irrigation Department authorities told The New Indian Express that they will lift the gates of the LMD any moment.
Meanwhile, various parts of Karimnagar district witnessed incessant rains, as a result of which several houses in the residential colonies of Bhagath Nagar flooded.
Thanks to the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS), the Lower Manair Dam (LMD) is receiving heavy inflows from the Mid Manair Dam (MMD).
The minister visited Baswapur reservoir and inspected canal bunds on Wednesday, a day after Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's review of major irrigation projects.
Elated farmers see this as a summer gift and have begun cleaning out weeds in the canals on their own.
As a result, about 29 check dams have gotten filled, providing respite to the farmers in Gajwel and Dubbaka Assembly segments.