Commissioner for Relief & Rehabilitation (Irrigation & CAD Department) T.K. Sreedevi inspected the R&R works and held a review meeting at K.L. Rao Sagar (Pulichintala) project site along with Joint Collector D. Muralidhar Reddy on Saturday.

She inquired with officials from Guntur and Nalgonda districts about the progress of works and wanted them to be speeded up in view of the likely inauguration of the project by Chief Minister on August 15. Ms. Sreedevi said the district administration should extend help to every family facing displacement. Families which have to be shifted in the event of storage of 20 tmcft should be identified and necessary steps taken for moving them to safety. Proper care should be taken at the R&R colonies for which enough sums have been sanctioned. Later, speaking to media persons, Ms. Sreedevi said house site pattas were given to 4,637 persons in Guntur district of the total displaced number which stands at 6,400. Nearly 3,000 have got houses constructed and the remaining are at various stages. A sum of Rs 161 crore has been spent so far on R&R works in Guntur district comprising housing, roads and other infrastructure. In the review meeting, Mr. Muralidhar Reddy said people of 15 villages would be displaced by the project and 10 R&R colonies were set up for them.