AP to come out with water policy soon: Minister

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Hyderabad, Dec 17 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Major Irrigation Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah today said the state government would soon bring out a water policy for effective utilisation of water for irrigation purpose.

Addressing the All India Convention of Water Users Associations (WUA) here, he said the state government had taken up an ambitious programme to provide water to remote areas for agricultural purpose.

He said the state government, besides taking up 44 irrigation projects under 'Jalayagnam' project at a cost of Rs 44,000 crore, had already provided water to 12,000 lakh acres in the state.

International PIM Executive Director I Husain said Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM) facilitated better relations between irrigation agency and farmers.

It help the farmers to solve problems, prevent damage to the irrigation system, promote judicious use of water and instil confidence in them, he added.

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