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KCR promises to spend Rs. 1.25 lakh crore on irrigation


Chief Minsiter K. Chandrasehkar Rao said that the Telangana Government would spend Rs. 1.25 lakh crore on the construction of irrigation projects in the State.

Speaking after laying foundation stone for Bhakta Ram Das and Seetharama Lift Irrigation Projects in Khammam district on Tuesday, the Chief Minister said that Bhakta Ram Das project would be completed within six months so as to supply irrigation water to farmers during Khariff season. He said that the Telangana Government would complete all the irrigation projects as per scheduled to turn Telangana into a Green State.

The Chief Minister said that Telangana would be a power surplus State in the next two years and there would be no power cuts even for a second.

He said that the State Government has been working hard for the welfare of Dalits, Tribals and minorities. He said all deserving poor families in the State would be given 2BHK houses at a cost of Rs. 14,000 crore. He said all BCs, Dalits and Minorities, who are holding white ration cards, would be extended the benefit of Kalyana Lakshmi/Shaadi Mubarak scheme.

Referring to the protest held by PDSU workers on the first day of his visit to Khammam on Monday, KCR accused them of indulging in cheap politics. He warned them of stern action if they resort to similar protest in future.

The Chief Minister also visited Paleru Reservoir. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the Telangana Government would fight to get back 4-5 mandals which have been merged with Andhra Pradesh. He also claimed that AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has agreed to return those mandals to Telangana. He said that drinking water would be supplied through Paleru Reservoir by this year-end under Mission Bhagiratha.

Meanwhile, former Congress MLA Younus Sultan joined the TRS in the presence of the Chief Minister. (INN)

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