The Federation of Krishna District Water User’s Associations has alleged that farmers of 3.9 lakh acres in zone two and three of Nagarjunasagar Project suffered heavy losses in the recent rain because of the incompetence of the State government that failed to implement Krishna Delta Modernisation works.
The WUAs’ Federation secretary Tummala Lakshmana Rao, in a letter to TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu, said farmers of NSP zones 2 and three and delta suffered losses because of poor drainage. He said the primary reason for the losses was the improper execution of modernisation works. In the letter, he said that the State government sanctioned Rs. 2,180 crore for modernisation of the delta in 2008, but it had not completed the works even to date. The Nagarjunasagar reservoir was currently full to the brim and thousands of cusecs of water was being let out into the sea. However while the design discharge of the NSP left canal at 117 km was 2,700 cusecs the volume of water being received was a paltry 1,000 cusecs, he pointed out.