Mission Kakatiya helped paddy cultivation
Minister for Irrigation T. Harish Rao on Monday stated that farmers in Khammam district had taken up paddy cultivation in about 2 lakh acres after the irrigation tanks were renovated and restored as part of the Mission Kakatiya programme.
The Minister made a special mention of it during a review meeting on irrigation works in Nizamabad, Khammam and Mahabubnagar districts held here.
Re-engineering of Rajiv Dummuguden and Indirasagar lift irrigation schemes was discussed in detail and decided to have a meeting with the Forest Department on Tuesday to resolve issues related to forest land.
Ministers Tummala Nageswara Rao, Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Special Advisor to Government D. Srinivas, Advisor (Irrigation) R. Vidyasagar Rao, Principal Secretary (Irrigation) S.K. Joshi, Engineer-in-Chief C. Muralidhar were among several officials and elected representatives, who attended the meeting.
He also reviewed the progress of Koel Sagar, Nettempadu lift and land acquisition for Palamuru-Rangareddy lift scheme. MP B.B. Patil, MLAs G. Goverdhan, Ravinder Reddy, B. Goverdhan, V. Prashanth Reddy, M.A. Shakeel, B. Hanmanth Shinde, Rajeshwar Rao and V.G. Goud participated.