The NITI Aayog team on Friday appreciated the Telangana State government’s flagship ‘Mission Kakatiya’ as a great program in the Telangana State. The NITI Aayog team comprising its member V K Saraswat and advisor Ajay Jain examined lakes restoration works, which began as part of Mission Kakatiya, at Pidichedu village in Gajwel mandal in Medak district here.
Later, they appreciated the government for its vision to increase groundwater table and provide timely irrigation waters to local farmers from the nearby lakes and water bodies.
“The works are going on a fast pace and will make the lakes and ponds abundant with water sources, and help sustain groundwater level,” NITI Aayog team members said.
They also said farmers would get organic fertilisers through lakes restoration and shift the same to their fields to increase the produce and reap better benefits. Keeping this in view, the other States can emulate Telangana State in implementing lakes restoration works, they said.
It may be noted that the team called on Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday and discussed allocation of funds to the State under various heads. The Chief Minister reportedly sought the NITI Aayog team to set aside FRBM (Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management) norms for time being to get more borrowings from various monetary institutions and funds from the Centre.
It is likely that the NITI Aayog (formerly Planning Commission) will announce budgetary allocations to Telangana government after its official tour in the State.
Source: The Hans India