Shekhawat claimed that there has been a conscious effort by the ruling party in the State to erase the contribution of the BJP in the statehood movement.
The EnC pointed out that due to the recent floods, more inundation was observed around Bhadrachalam temple premises and near the flood bank than the area affected during the 1986 floods.
Villagers said absence of concrete lining and poor maintenance led to the incident
Naidu visited several flood-hit villages in Polavaram and interacted with the victims on the second and final day of his visit to Eluru district on Friday.
Rambabu alleged that the TDP government had focussed on the project works rather than resettlement only for their selfish interests.
However, in the absence of investment clearance, the project was deemed not eligible for inclusion under the NP scheme.
Ambati attributed the present problems of the Polavaram project to the previous TDP regime.
Irrigation officials are planning to start the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme motors at Annaram by October 15 and those at Medigadda by October-end.
In reply to a question raised by TDP Rajya Sabha MP Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar on Tuesday, the Union Minister said it was planned to complete the project by April, 2022.
With the Polavaram Irrigation Project receiving heavy inflows from upstream areas, the height of the upper cofferdam of the project was raised by one metre.
According to Dr N Sai Bhaskar Reddy, an international climate change expert, flooding in the Godavari river belt points to lacunae in planning and execution of irrigation projects.
The Indravati project has released water for the current kharif season through the lift irrigation system.
The court directed the officials to submit district-wise full details of tanks and river flood banks, encroachments and illegal constructions on those lands.
Kerala irrigation department was maintaining the maximum water level at 877.00m instead of 878.50m as stipulated in the interstate agreement.
The residents fear that it would be difficult to dredge the canal using earthmover after the bridge comes up, and other persons who own land near the canal might also decide to build bridges over the
As work to rehabilitate dams in Tamil Nadu seems to have hit a roadblock, farmers have urged the Union government to release funds for these projects.
The lift irrigation scheme will be similar to Pattiseema project, which draws water from Godavari and diverts it to Krishna through the Right Main Canal of Polavaram project.
The AP officials said that they were ready to handover their projects to the board, provided the TS also handed over all its projects, including Medigadda barrage, Devadula lift irrigation scheme etc.
An operator from the private engineering firm said that the present rate offered by the government was fixed 6 years ago, and should be revised.