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Governor to launch Neeru-Pragathi today

December 29, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 12:44 pm IST - KURNOOL:

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan would inaugurate the Neeru - Pragathi meeting scheduled to be held in Anantapur on Tuesday (December 29), Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao said on Monday.

Addressing the media in the State guest house here, the Minister said that Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, along with 20,000 farmers and representatives of water users’ associations from Anantapur, Kurnool, Kadapa and Chittoor districts would participate in the programme.

The meeting would deliberate on Polavaram, Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanthi and Galeru Nagari Sujala Sravanthi projects, he said.

Promising that the ongoing irrigation projects in Kurnool district would be completed within the next six months, Mr. Umamaheswara Rao said that water for irrigation and drinking purposes had been provided to Kurnool and Anantapur district by diverting 7 tmcft of water from Srisailam reservoir to Handri-Neeva project.

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