Rs 2000 cr for lakes revival: Harish

Irrigation and Marketing Minister T Harish Rao today said that the government is spending Rs 2000 cr for reviving lakes, waters bodies and ponds to push minor irrigation in villages. He was addressing a meeting after participating at Narsapur market committee oath taking along with deputy speaker Padma Devender Reddy, MP K Prabhakar Reddy and others. Hansi Bhai took oath as chairman and Madhava Reddy as vice chairman of the new committee.

Harish said that Rs 1.5 cr will be released for the development of the committee and asked the officials to focus on providing facilities to the farmers. We have built scientific godowns spending Rs 15 cr in the districts and took steps for adequate stocks of fertilisers and seeds for farm activities. Like no other state, Telangana government is offering free power supply to agriculture he claimed. Several other states have visited our state for implementing Mission Kakatiya for lakes revival to boost minor irrigation and appointed an agriculture extension officer for every 5000 acres of land.

Now we plan to give Rs 8000 per acre for farmers towards investment and constituting their coordination committees for accountability. Land survey will cleanse up the records in three months time and every mandal will get a sub registrar office. Kaleshwaram water will be released to fill up lakes in Narsapur to irrigate 90000 acres. Farmers coordination committees will give place to those who will serve the farmers and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is ready to do anything for the cause of the farmers in the state he added. (NSS)