Irrigation minister T Harish Rao has directed the officials to chart out plans to complete the prestigious Kaleswaram Irrigation project in the next 12 months itself. “This is a challenge. This should be a record in entire Asia. Let’s toil much to give water in December 2017. This is possible if there is perfect coordination between various departments. If we could lift 3 tmc ft of water in the next one year, the dream of our chief minister will be realized” he said in a marathon review meeting on the project at Jalasoudha in the city. “Keep it in mind that water from river Godavari shall be diverted to agricultural fields in Telangana. For this, the first and foremost thing that has to be done is speeding up of land acquisition” he suggested. He asked the officials to start the works of Medigadda barrage in two weeks time and Annaram and Sandilla barrage works by November 15. The pump house works shall also be taken up simultaneously.
He asked the officials to call for tenders for Mallanna Sagar reservoir immediately. He said a meeting will be convened on November 10 to discuss on Mallanna Sagar project.