AP CM directs officials to complete irrigation projects

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Hyderabad, May 1 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today directed the officials to take necessary steps to complete irrigation projects under 'Jalayagnam' scheme with a view to providing irrigated water to farm sector.

While reviewing the progress of projects at Vamsadhara, Tadipudi, Pushkaram and Thotapalli, among others, before leaving for New Delhi, the Chief Minister said the Government would provide irrigated water to remote areas in the State.

Dr Reddy asked the officials to take action against the Contractors, who were delaying the project works. Jalayagnam would turn the State into 'Harithandra Pradesh', he added.

Stating that it was natural to face problems while taking up big projects, he said the Government had crossed hurdles in clarning the projects. The Government had completed 12 big projects during the last four years, he added.

The Chief Minister claimed that the Government was able to provide irrigated water to additional 14.26 lakh acres in the State through Jalayagnam scheme.

The Government had provided necessary funds and given powers to officials and it was their responsibility to see that the projects were completed in time, he added.

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