P. Ram Mohan
Alisagar, first project to be completed under Jalayagnam
Alisagar and Rajaram Guthpa projects provide irrigation to 1 lakh acres
Dr. Reddy also launched the modernisation of Nizamsagar project
NIZAMABAD: Apart from the Congress workers the general public and farmers in particular in the district are yet to recover from the shock caused by the sudden demise of Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.
Farmers under the ayacut of Nizamsagar, Alisagar and Rajaram Guthpa lift irrigation schemes especially owed a debt of gratitude to the departed leader as he had given top priority to these irrigation projects. It may be recalled here that the Alisagar was the first project to have been completed under the Jalayagnam in the entire State.
This LI scheme undertaken on the Godavari was constructed at a cost of over Rs.250 crores within a stipulated time period to provide irrigation to 56,000 acres. The project helped stabilise the tail-end lands of the Nizamsagar Project apart from giving drinking water to the town and several other villages in Bodhan and Nizamabad Assembly constituencies.
Similarly, the Rajaram Guthpa lift irrigation scheme was the third project to have been completed under the Jalayagnam. The twin projects together were intended to provide water to about one lakh acres. The fact is that they could become a reality thanks to the continuous efforts and persuasion of the late Chief Minister.
Keeping his promise made to the farmers, Dr. Reddy had also launched the Nizam Sagar Project modernisation at an estimated cost of over Rs.600 crores. The modernisation works were also started just before the run up to the last general elections. Once works are completed it would bring back the past glory of the project.
Besides, several other welfare schemes, the Telangana University and the Medical College need a special mention as they were sanctioned by Dr. Reddy. The TU has been progressing by the day offering Post Graduate courses in 18 faculties.
The sad news of his demise shocked every one and 10 persons reportedly died of cardiac failure across the district in three days after hearing the death of Dr. Reddy .