‘Govt. firm on modernising canals, completing distributary network’
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‘Govt. firm on modernising canals, completing distributary network’

By The Hindu calender  16-Aug-2019

‘Govt. firm on modernising canals, completing distributary network’

The State government is committed to irrigating 3.35 lakh acres in Anantapur district by completing the distributary canal network of the Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanthi project, which was started in 2004, BC Welfare Minister Malagundla Sankar Narayana said emphasising the YSR Congress Party government’s resolve to bring water to the parched lands in all possible ways.
Unfurling the national flag and inspecting the parade at the Police Parade Grounds here on Thursday, on the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day, Mr. Sankar Narayana said no water had been given to the ayacut so far, but this financial year one lakh acres would be brought under irrigation completing the distributary canal network.
Currently tanks and reservoirs were being filled with the help of water coming from the Tungabhadra dam through the High Level Canal and the Krishna water through the HNSS. A sum of ₹86 crore was being spent to revive 52 tanks with the help of the World Bank and NABARD funds, he added.

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