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TS Govt Sanctions Rs 65.56Cr For Modernisation Of Musi River:- Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao said on Wednesday that the State government has accorded administrative sanction of Rs 65.56 crore for modernisation of Musi river.
The Minister, replying to a question raised by Vemula Veeresham and other members in the Legislative Assembly, said the Musi river project was a classic example of Congress and TDP government’s utter neglect of Telangana irrigation projects in undivided Andhra Pradesh.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had assured the people of Suryapet district people that the government would take up modernisation of Musi canal system, with the objective of supplying irrigation water to 30,000 acres, said Mr. Rao.
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“The Musi River never supplied water to even 20,000 acre till now due to bad condition of canals and leakage in the crest gates,” the Minister explained.
Within 18 months of finalising the tenders, the works will be completed, assured Mr. Rao to the House. The irrigation water would be supplied to 15,000 acre under 22 villages along the left canal and under the right canal, once the modernisation of Musi river project canal works is completed, said the Minister. Moreover, water would be supplied to 14,000 acre covering three mandals of Suryapet district.