Staff Reporter

KURNOOL: Major Irrigation Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah reviewed the progress of the Gorakal reservoir construction at the project site near Banaganapalli in Kurnool district on Saturday. On the request for alternative lands for the land losers, Mr. Lakshmaiah said lands would be given wherever possible.

In case of failure in providing lands, the land owner would be compensated as per the revised norms. A package of wages for 600 to 750 days would be paid to the land owners.

The Minister said all tanks with an ayacut above 50 acres would be repaired. New tanks would also be proposed.