Hyderabad: The State Government was committed to complete four irrigation projects in the backward Mahbubnagar district by the end of Kharif season besides completing the Palamur lift irrigation project, Irrigation Minister Harish Rao has said.
During his visit to Muraridoddi village in Mahbubnagar on Sunday, Harish Rao said the government was spending Rs 3,600 crore to complete these four projects to irrigate four lakh acres in the district. He also asserted that they would successfully complete all the projects despite the jealous Opposition parties coming in the way. Announcing that the government would spend Rs 2.30 crore for the lift irrigation project in the village, the minister said the government would take steps to complete the projects as announced. With the completion of Palamur lift scheme and other projects, the entire district would turn green through continuous supply of irrigation waters to crops. “We can get plenty of waters to our agricultural works when we can complete the pending projects. Though the TRS Government was going ahead with its plans, the Opposition was crying foul for the political mileage, Harish Rao bemoaned.
Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy also lashed out at the Opposition for trying to sabotage the projects with a political ill-will. Despite knowing about submergence of lands under projects, the Opposition was mischievously provoking the farmers against the projects, she said. Padma also said the formation of new districts was meant for administrative convenience and not for the benefit of persons. (NSS)