Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao today asked the officials to complete all the irrigation projects as per schedule with a focus on quality.
Harish Rao held a high level review meeting at Jala Saudha on the projects and alleged that the Congress government neglected the irrigation projects and Telangana was deprived of waters for crops. Now that the ruling party is giving priority for the projects to irrigate about one crore acres over five years he said. Harish Rao also said that the field and quality engineers should make field level visits to the work sites and release the bills. Coordinated efforts by the officials and work agencies will prove handy and reach the target of the government, he opined.
The Minister also said that 2 lakhs of cement bags are being used every day for the project related works in the state. The state is poised to become a place for completing the projects in record time and will remain monumental in future, he hoped. Kaleshwaram, Palamur Nalgonda and other works will be completed as per time with quality he remarked. The minister asked the officials to not to waste public money for the completion of the projects. Harish said that the government will provide funding for the projects for speedy completion. The irrigation department will take steps on newspaper reports on the projects. (NSS)