AP CM refutes allegations on PCSS project

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Hyderabad, Nov 18 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today refuted the apprehensions and allegations made by the Telugu Desam Party, Telangana Rastra Samithi, Praja Rajyam Party and other parties on the Pranahitha-Chevella Sujala Sravanthi(PCSS) lift and other irrigation projects in the state.

Addressing a press conference here, he refuted the allegation of TDP President Chandrababu Naidu that the Government had taken up irrigation projects including PCSS to get commissions.

He alleged that Mr Naidu was making such allegations to malign the Government which had earned a good image during the last four and half years.

The main aim of the Government was to provide water for irrigation to Backward areas in the Telangana region, he said and charged that when Mr Naidu was the Chief Minister of the state he did not like to call for tenders and mobilising advances for contractors though it was necessary to call for tenders for big projecs and mobilisation of advances.

On Telangna Rashtra Samithi President K Chandrasekhara Rao's apprehension that how the government would meet the power requirment for the project he said the government had taken all the measures to meet the power requirement for the project. The total power requirement for 24 lift irrigation projects, including the PCSS was 6749 MW, he added.

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