Chief Minister Chandrashekhar has instructed the officials concerned to expedite works on Sitarama Project, which would turn the combined Khammam district as fertile. The project should be treated and viewed as an important project as it would create a new Ayacut and with Nagarjuna Sagar Ayacut included, it provides water to 10 Lakh acres.
The CM held a review meeting on Thursday at Pragati Bhavan on the progress of works of the Sitarama Project.
“The government has sanctioned Sri Sitarama Lift Irrigation Scheme for Khammam district, which lies between the Godavari and Krishna Rivers, to make it fertile. Water is available adequately throughout the year at Dummugudem point on Godavari River. Water can be supplied to the entire Khammam district from this point. Supply water by lifting it from Dummugudem by lifts and canals to Satthupalli, Illendu and Paler Reservoir. Complete the survey for the remaining works on Canals going to Satthupalli and Illendu and invite Tenders. Construct Aqueducts on Munneru and Akeru streams. Complete the canal works till the Paler Reservoir by June. We have no idea when will water is available in the Krishna River. There is uncertainty about this. If we don’t get any water from the Krishna, make arrangements to supply water from the Godavari River,” the CM said.
Ministers Puvvada Ajay Kumar, Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Water Resources Principal secretary Rajat Kumar, Principal Secretary (Finance) Ramakrishna Rao, CM Secretary Ms Smita Sabharwal, Engineer-in-Chief Muralidhar Rao, Hareram, CEs Venkata Krishna, Sankar Naik, Madhusudhan Rao, SE Srinivas Reddy, MLAs Kandala Upender Reddy, Hari Priya, Sandra Venkata Veeraiah and others participated.