Hyderabad: Telangana’s Chief Minister, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, has expressed his joy upon receiving environmental clearance for the Palamuru Rangareddy Lift Irrigation scheme from the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Union Environment Ministry.
The Chief Minister is particularly pleased that this clearance comes at a time when the first stage of the project has reached its final stages and is prepared for the subsequent phases.
CM KCR mentioned that these clearances mark a significant moment and will accelerate the second phase of the project, providing irrigation water to 12.30 lakh acres in the former Rangareddy and Mahabubnagar districts.
The CM said that it is another historical victory for Telangana that the state succeeded in getting clearances against all odds.
Apart from the construction of projects, Telangana once again proved it is unmatched in obtaining permissions. It is the testament of the government’s commitment, the CM said.
The chief minister congratulated the engineering officials of the Irrigation department who worked hard to get the environmental approvals for Palamuru lift scheme and, and said the time has come to wash the feet of Palamuru citizens with river Krishna water soon.
Meanwhile, state minister and BRs working president K.T. Rama Rao has congratulated farmers of erstwhile Mahbubnagar and Rangareddy districts.
“Tenacious efforts of Hon’ble CM KCR have paid off and now the much awaited Palamuru – RR lift irrigation scheme will be completed on a war footing,” he tweeted.