AP Govt to take up major irrigation project in Telangana region

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Karim Nagar, Andha Pradesh, Sep 19 (UNI) Stating that the Andhra Pradesh Government was committed to the development of backward areas in Telangana region, Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy said the state government would take up a major irrigation project to provide water to remote areas in the region.

Laying the foundation stone for the Rs 102.07 crore Sripada-Yellampalli Lift Irrigation Project at Lakkaaram village in Manthani and Mutharam mandals in the district, he said the government would take up the Pranahita-Chevella irrigation project at a cost of Rs 40,000 crore to provide irrigated water to the region.

He said the government had planned to provide irrigated water to 8.11 lakh acres under 'Jalayagnam' in the district and would take up more the irrigation projects to develop the district and other backward areas in Telangana region.

Nearly 65 lakh farmers were benefitted by the debt waiver to the tune of Rs 12,000 crore in the state, he claimed and added that the Minimum Support Price for cotton would be increased to Rs 3,000 from the present Rs 2,200 per quintal.

Dr Reddy assured that the government would look into the construction of a reservoir at Gundaram village and a power plant at Kamanpur village in the district.

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