All the petitioners are over 18 years of age and the sons and daughters of farmers whose lands and houses have been acquired for the construction of Veeranjaneya Balancing Reservoir under the PRLIS.
While sanctioning funds for implementation of two schemes, Cabinet also accorded permission to Irrigation Department to obtain required loan from NABARD
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On August 31, the Chief Minister had ordered that all irrigation points be fixed and restored within seven days.
Godavari waters will be dropped into Singur from Mallannasagar, at link-4 of Kaleshwaram project.
Facility will deliver water at a height of 665 m above mean sea level.
Though the Godavari river is flowing nearby, the farmers lament that their fields have had no water, making representations to the authorities for an irrigation facility.
They contended that the board’s report nowhere mentioned that the works taken up pertain to the components of the project.
The report also noted specific excavations on the site.
The National Green Tribunal will examine the report submitted by the KRMB on Monday.
In a letter to the board, Irrigation Engineer-in-Chief C Muralidhar says Andhra Pradesh has been utilising more water than its earmarked share of 31.90 tmcft.
While reportedly nobody raised objections on the environmental impact aspect of the project, farmers expressed their apprehensions regarding compensation for land being acquired.
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.