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Telangana CM to sign irrigation pact with Maha


Hyderabad: Telangana and Maharashtra will sign an agreement for construction of irrigation projects.

A delegation led by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today reached Mumbai in this regard.

The delegation was accorded a warm welcome at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai by Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao, who hosted lunch for the visitors, a release from Telangana CMO said here.

The agreement would be signed tomorrow, it said.

The Telangana Government said on March 2 that it has reached an understanding with Maharashtra for construction of five barrages on Godavari, Penganga and Pranahita rivers.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis invited Rao to Mumbai to sign a pact on construction of the projects.

The five proposed projects include Kaleswaram, a barrage at Rajapet on Penganga, another between Chankha- Kovata, a barrage at Penpahad and another one at Tammidihatti on Pranahita river in Adilabad district. A barrage would also be built at Medigadda in Karimnagar district, a release from Rao’s office said last week.

Maharashtra Government would take up the projects at Rajapet and Penpahad, while Telangana would build the remaining three, the release had said.
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The Telangana CM was accompanied by Ministers T Harish Rao (Irrigation), Jogu Ramanna (Forest) and Indrakaran Reddy (Housing, Law and Endowment) besides Government officials, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said in Mumbai.

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