Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao today instructed the officials to complete replacement and rehabilitation (RR) works under Dindi, Palamur and Kaleshwaram projects and also provide better rehabilitation package to the land losers than R and R Act 2013.
Along with Chief Secretary SK Joshi and officials he conducted a video conference with collectors of some districts here. Harish promised to irrigate one lakh acres in Kalwakurty segment this year and sought coordinated efforts by the officials. He spoke to the Collectors of Siddipet, Suryapet, Rajanna Sircilla, Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool districts and discussed on the irrigation projects and said the government was committed for providing better package to those who have lost their lands and assets for the irrigation projects, he said. The officials, he said, should make immediate efforts to ensure that the victims get better package of rehabilitation.
He also instructed the officials to take up land acquisition, rescue and rehabilitation measures under Mallanna Sagar, Ranganayaka Sagar, Medaram reservoirs. The minister directed the Collectors to see that the families of the victims should get financial assistance as per norms. (NSS)