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Telangana, Maharashtra agree to resolve irrigation issues

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on July 24, 2014

The Maharashtra Government agreed to execute the long pending balance works at canal and aqueduct level before July 2015.

The Telangana and Maharashtra Governments discussed inter-State irrigation projects and agreed to resolve issues between the two states.

At a meeting held between Telangana Irrigation Minister T.Harish Rao and his Maharashtra counterpart Hasan Mushrif today in Mumbai, inter-State issues relating to Lendi project, Lower Penganga and Pranahitha Chevella project were discussed.

During the discussions, according to a statement from Telangana Irrigation Minister, the Maharashtra Government agreed to execute the long pending balance works at canal and aqueduct level before July 2015. It also agreed to expedite the relief and rehabilitation works of submergence of villages and take up related works.

The Telangana Government on its part agreed to contribute its share in the increased project cost with a request to complete the project during 2015 and thereby facilitate irrigation for 22,000 acres in Nizamabad district of the State.

During the meeting, the irrigation ministers also sought to address concerns with regard to Lower Penganaga project and Pranahitha-Chevella projects.

The Maharashtra Government has agreed to hold inter-state standing committee meetings constituted for the project to finalise alignment at the barrage area of submergence and other issues before August 2014.

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Published on July 23, 2014
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