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Expedite Jurala-Pakala, Palamur Projects

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Telangana CMChief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao today directed the agencies concerned to submit a detailed project report by conducting a survey pertaining to Palamur Lift Irrigation scheme and Jurala-Pakala project on war footing.

In a high-level review meeting along with Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, Irrigation Advisor Vidyasagar Rao and Irrigation Secretary Aravind Reddy at the Secretariat here, KCR asked the officials to take measures in an expeditious manner to complete these two important projects.

While the former project survey was entrusted to Engineering Staff College, the latter was given to VAPCO Agency to submit reports in two months. KCR has decided to allocate adequate funds to these two projects in the coming budget session.

The projects are irrigating seven lakh acres in MahbuBnagar, 2.70 lakh acres in Ranga Reddy and 30,000 acres in Nalgonda districts respectively. Palamur project was designed to distribute Jurala flood waters to Mahbubnagar, Ranga Reddy and Nalgonda districts.

Besides, the project targets to supply 70 TMC waters to upper area of Lakshmidevipally in Shadnagar mandal and divert through gravity to lower areas that include mid-Dindi Reservoir between Mahbubnagar and Nalgonda districts.

On expansion, the project would also help cater to drinking water needs of Hyderabad. The Government plans to stabilize irrigation lands in Mahbunagar, Warangal and Nalgonda by filling 400 lakes from Jurala in Mahbunagar to Pakala in Warangal the lands with adequate waters. It was also designed to shift 60 tmc to 70 tmc through gravity to Pakala. The government is focusing on to link up all the lakes to ensure flow of waters along 400 KM stretch.

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