Officials from Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh will undertake a joint inspection of the site proposed for construction of a barrage across the Pranahita river at Thummidi Hatti, a border village, as part of the mega Pranahita-Chevella project, on April 25.

The Maharashtra Government has agreed to send its team for the purpose, comprising chief engineer, Water Resources, Nagpur, some irrigation officials, and Collectors of Gadchiroli and Chandrapur.

The AP team will consist of Pranahita-Chevella chief engineer J. Satyanand and Collector of Adilabad district besides some officials.

The assurance from Maharashtra to depute its team was secured by an AP delegation which visited Mumbai recently headed by Mr. Satyananad.

This is seen as yet another breakthrough achieved in respect of the project. Maharashtra opted April 25 for the joint inspection of the site as the budget session of its Assembly would end only on April 18.

The proposed barrage at Thummidi Hatti will impound Pranahita water and divert it into the Godavari for being stored in reservoir of Yellampalli dam downstream

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