Jharkhand former CM praises Kaleshwaram project

Jharkhand former chief minister Hemanth Soren inspecting the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project work along with Minister for Irrigation T. Harish Rao in Sundilla village of Peddapalli district on Friday.   | Photo Credit: Byarrangement

Former chief minister of Jharkhand Hemanth Soren was all praise for the execution of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP), observing that Telangana had emerged as role model in the execution of the irrigation projects.

Mr. Soren along with Minister for Irrigation T. Harish Rao made whirlwind tour of the KLIP in a helicopter from Medigadda in Jayashankar-Bhupalapalli district to Sundilla in Peddapalli district on Friday. Speaking at the Sundilla barrage site, Mr. Hemanth said the KLIP was a good model for all in the country.

This project would provide water for irrigation and drinking needs of entire Telangana, he said.

“The way the project is being executed is really marvellous. I will come again to see the project after its completion and how it is benefiting the farming community”, he said and added that its execution by working round-the-clock for early completion was laudable.

Mr. Harish Rao said the work was progressing at brisk pace at all the sites of the KLIP in spite of blistering heat. He said everyday about 5,500 cubic meters of concrete work were in progress at Medigadda and 4,000 cubic meters of concrete work at Annaram project site.

Stating that the Annaram and Sundilla barrages would be completed by July, he pointed out that Medigadda barrage would be completed by December. However, they would lift water from Medigadda barrage site through Kannepalli pump house from June or July onwards, he maintained. He said they would fix 85 crest gates at Medigadda, 66 gates at Annaram and 74 gates at Sundilla.

Each crest gate would weigh 70 tonnes and measure 15 meters in height, he said and added that they had appointed radial gates expert Kannaiah Naidu as Telangana Government advisor. The L&T company had been procuring machines from Japan for speedy and qualitative installation of gates, he said.

Entire work of the KLIP such as sub-station, pump houses, barrages were progressing simultaneously. The 12-kilometer gravity canal in the forests was also progressing at brisk pace and they were planning to take up cement lining also.

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