Maha accords permission for Chanaka project works: Harish

, 7:54 PM IST

Hyderabad: In a significant development, the Maharashtra government gave permission to its Telangana counterpart to take up construction works related to Chanaka project at Korata village abutting its border. The Maharashra Government also gave clearances of NOCs pertaining to forest, protection of wild animals and mining here on Saturday giving boost to Telangana to begin the works.

The Telangana Government will be spending Rs 560 crore on Chanaka project and asked the officials to complete it by 2018. Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, while expressing happiness at the permission offered by the Maharashtra Government, he also appreciated the officials for getting all clearances like forest, protection of wild animals and mining for taking up the project. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has determined to irrigate at least 51,000 acres in Adilabad district by completing Chanaka and Penganga projects, Harish stated.

The Irrigation minister directed the officials to complete the works as per schedule by expediting them related to barrage gates, pump house and canal. He called upon officials and people to extend cooperation for completion of projects as they have done with regard to statehood movement. He asked the officials to acquire 290 more acres out of 770 required for the purpose. (NSS)