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.
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.