MP seeks release of water from Nagarjunasagar left canal

Nalgonda MP Gutha Sukender Reddy on Saturday threatened to resign from the Lok Sabha if the State government does not announce release of water from the Nagarjunasagar left canal for crops under the drought-prone zone I by November 26.

Speaking at a press conference here, he stressed that these crops require less water.

Mr.Reddy wanted the Irrigation Department officials to fill the tanks under the EMR project, which would improve groundwater levels besides, meeting irrigation and drinking water needs of people in the district.

The Lok Sabha MP recalled that he had met and written several times to Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy several times to press the demand for release of NSP water recently.

The MP had a meeting with the Chief Minister along with Panchayat Raj Minister K. Jana Reddy and Miryalaguda MLA Julakanti Ranga Reddy. Yet, the government had not reacted to the representation. This was painful, Gutha observed.

Farmers in trouble

Mr.Reddy said that farmers in the district were agitated due the government’s lack of response.

The MP opposed the government’s decision to make available 10,000 cusecs to the Krishna delta as also on the Handri-Neeva water.

No objection

He pointed out that he had no objection to water release if there was surplus quantity available.

Replying to a question on the Majlis party withdrawing support to the Centre and the State government, Gutha Sukender Reddy said ‘it is painful for all if a friendly ally leaves’.

  • MP demands release of water for crops in drought-prone areas by November 26

  • ‘In spite of meeting Chief Minister several times, the government has not responded’