Govt ready to spend any amount on irrigation projects: AP Minister

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Hyderabad, Jun 27 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Major Irrigation Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah today said the state government would not hesitate to spend any amount of money on projects for providing irrigated water and drinking water to remote areas in the state.

Addressing a press conference here, he said the government's aim was to bring more areas under cultivation by providing enough irrigated water and solve the drinking water problems in the backward areas.

He said the government had taken up several irrigation projects in the state, especially, in the Telangana region, by spending crores of rupees.

Stating that the government was providing irrigated water to an additional 14 lakh acres by completing 12 projects, he said the works on 32 projects would be completed soon.

Referring to reports appeared in a section of media that the government was spending huge amounts on Pranihita-Chevella lift irrigaton projects in Telangana region, he said the government had taken up the project to create an 'ayacut' of 16 lakh acres in the region, besides providing drinking water to Greater Hyderabad.

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