KHAMMAM: P. Sudhakar Reddy, MLC and AICC secretary, on Wednesday demanded the government to name the Dummugudem tail pond scheme after the late chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy. Talking to media persons here he said the irrigation project taken up under Jalayagnam in Khammam district should be completed on time.

He said the entire peasant community in the ayacut of the Nagarjunasagar left canal had pinned hopes on the second crop. He wanted the irrigation authorities to ensure release of water for at least one crop. He visited the isolation ward meant for swine flu patients at the district headquarters hospital and took stock of the services.