Recommendation to be shortly submitted to Chief Secretary
The House Committee on Budget Estimates, headed by Congress legislator Ch. Muthyam Reddy, has decided to recommend the State government to spare Manjeera water for drinking purpose only.
The recommendations will be submitted to the Chief Secretary shortly. The House Committee members felt that there was an urgent need to preserve the available water in Manjeera till the summer period passes and rainy season begins.
Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, after holding a meeting on budget estimates, Mr. Muthyam Reddy and committee member and MLC A.R. Amos said that Manjeera water should meet the drinking water requirements of Medak district followed by Hyderabad. “We have to stop supply of irrigation to Nizamabad district for rabi. Supplying drinking water will be on top priority during summer,” they said.
They also admitted that the government had contradicted its own orders and this too has come in for discussion in the meeting which would be brought to the notice of the Chief Secretary.
Referring to budget estimates, Mr. Muthyam Reddy said that there was a possibility of reducing the expenditure in different departments from 20 to 30 per cent.
Claiming that Medak would be made a role model in implementing different schemes, he said that the funds being extended under MGNREGS is enough to take up different programmes including improving groundwater levels and plantation of sapling to improve greenery.
Budget allocations and expenditure of about 20 departments were being examined by committee members and they have also made suggestions on where to reduce the expenditure.
Committee members P. Kishta Reddy, Veera Shiva Reddy, N. Rajalingam and Collector A. Dinakarbabu were present.
We have to stop supply of irrigation to Nizamabad district for rabi: Muthyam Reddy Budget allocations and expenditure of about 20 departments being examined by committee
We have to stop supply of irrigation to Nizamabad district for rabi: Muthyam Reddy
Budget allocations and expenditure of about 20 departments being examined by committee