‘Sircilla Water Management’ lessons for IAS trainees in Mussoorie

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on May 28, 2020 Published on May 28, 2020

The transformational journey of Sircilla in Telangana from being a drought-hit region to a water surplus district has now become a model and a case study.

The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie has included the Sircilla Water Management as a topic for the trainee IAS officers.

The Academy has asked the Sircilla officials to document and update the development activities. The best policies and governance models from across the world are taught to the trainee officers at the National Academy. As a part of the course, Sircilla water management programs were made as study models for the trainee officers. The course includes the irrigation projects, Mission Kakatiya, lake maintenance, harvesting pits and farm ponds.

Due to conservation measures, the water table in the district has increased to six meters. This is seen as a milestone in water conservation as Sircilla earlier was a drought-prone district. Sircilla district has received awards in the past five years under the NREGA, water management and cleanliness categories.

State Industries Minister, KT Rama Rao, who is also the MLA from Sircilla, said, “Telangana policies and models are being praised by everyone at the national level. Lakes in all the villages will be further inter-connected with the water streams to ensure good water levels throughout the year in the villages.”

KTR reiterated the words of the Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, “The water projects of Telangana will become research topics for many years to come.”

Published on May 28, 2020
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