Maha, Telangana sign pact for inter-state irrigation projects

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Mumbai, Aug 23: The governments of Maharashtra and Telangana today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for construction of three inter-state irrigation projects.

The MoU was signed between Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao in the presence of chief secretaries and irrigation ministers of both the states at the Sahyadri Guest House here. 

Devendra Fadnavis

"Govt of Maharashtra & Govt of Telangana sign MoU for starting work of barrages, Chanaka-Korata, TumdiHetti & Medigadda," the CMO Maharashtra tweeted.

"Approval was given for these 3 projects of Painganga, Pranhita & Godavari respectively at InterState Board of 2 states for joint irrigation proj," it further tweeted. Rights of fisherman will be with our state and Telangana will also support the government of Maharashtra's case in the Krishna river dispute, Fadnavis said.

Expenses for all these projects will be borne by the Telangana govt and not a single village of Maharashtra will be submerged, he added. He said 30,000 hectares of land in Chandrapur,Gadchiroli and Yavatmal will come under irrigation with these three projects.

PTI 

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