Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao today directed officials to prepare advance Kharif Action Plan and release waters immediately from the available projects.
He held a video conference at Secretariat here and instructed the officials to introduce the previous year’s tail to head policy which was successful in releasing waters from the projects. Harish directed the officials to take measures immediately to release waters for Kharif including 40000 acres ayacut from Singur, 20000 acres ayacut from Ghanapur, 50000 acres ayact from Kadem, 7000 acres ayacut from Nilvai, 60000 acres ayacut from Mathadi Vagu, 21000 acres ayacut from Komaram Bheem, 6000 acres ayacut from Golla Vagu, Nalla Vagu projects.
A video conference of collectors will be conducted next week on the Kharif plan, he said. Harish asked the officials to coordinate for the speedy completion of the related works of repairs. Urgent steps are necessary as there are frequent complaints from MLAs on leakages in the distributaries, canals and others to strengthen the projects. He asked the officials to make field level visits to find bottlenecks, or leakages and take necessary steps. He also directed the officials to ensure that Replacement and Rehabilitation Colonies are developed as Village Panchayats with all facilities. As rains are expected any time, the village level officials and staff remain at the work place and monitor the related issues. Awareness camps for farmers be conducted for crops falling under SRSP, Nagarjuna Sagar AMRP and others. (NSS)