CPI(M) welcomes move to redesign Dummugudem project

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Early completion of irrigation projects in the district demanded

REACHING OUT:CPI(M) leaders interacting with a farmer in Khammam on Thursday.— PHOTO: G.N. RAO
REACHING OUT:CPI(M) leaders interacting with a farmer in Khammam on Thursday.— PHOTO: G.N. RAO

The CPI (M) district committee has welcomed the government’s move to redesign the Dummugudem-Nagarjunasagar tail pond project.

Talking to presspersons here on Thursday, party district secretary P. Sudarshan said the party would welcome the government’s reported decision to alter the design of the project to help stabilise an ayacut of 2.40 lakh acres under the Nagarjunasagar left bank canal in the district.

The party has earlier opposed the project in its original design as it contained provisions detrimental to the interests of farmers of the district.

Stressing on the need for bringing the Godavari waters into the Palair balancing reservoir in Kusumachi mandal, he recalled that the party organised a 14-day ‘Saagu Neeti Sadhana Maha Padayatra’ from Dummugudem to Khammam last year to highlight the urgent need for expeditious completion of the long-delayed irrigation projects in the district.

He demanded that the government should prove its commitment to farmers of the district by allocating adequate funds to the pending projects in the ensuing State budget.

Minister for Horticulture R. Venkat Reddy and Assembly Deputy Speaker Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka should take initiative to ensure speedy completion of all the pending irrigation projects, including the Dummugudem (Rajiv Sagar) lift irrigation scheme in the district.

He further demanded that the government immediately convene an all-party meeting on the pending irrigation projects. Party district secretariat members Nunna Nageswara Rao and Y. Srikanth were present.

  • Allocation of adequate funds for pending projects sought

  • Government urged to convene an all-party meeting on the issue

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