Telangana Cabinet approves redesign of irrigation projects

Telangana Energy Minister G. Jagadish Reddy and Finance Minister Etala Rajender arriving for the Cabinet meeting at the Secretariat on Sunday.  

The Telangana Cabinet approved the redesign of irrigation projects in the State to create maximum irrigation potential by making best use of available water resources, mostly in the river Godavari and its tribuatries.

It was one of the several issues discussed and decided at the Cabinet meeting held here on Sunday. All the Ministers participated in the meeting chaired by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and it lasted for about three hours.

It is understood that the Cabinet has given its nod for taking loan from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for irrigation and agriculture-related projects. It was decided to introduce Bills in the coming budget session of the Legislature to replace ordinances issued in the recent months with regard to municipal laws while going for elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) first and Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation and Khammam Municipal Corporation later.

When contacted, official sources stated that though new policies on mining and information technology figured in the agenda, they were not discussed.

Among other decisions learnt to have been taken by the Cabinet include installation of one-lakh closed-circuit television cameras in the State Capital, allocation of three acres land to IAS Officers’ Association, whose building was demolished recently to enable construction of new official residence of the Chief Minister.

Further, the Cabinet has cleared government guarantee for the Rs.500 crore loan to be taken by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), approved changes to be incorporated while adopting the Higher Education Act of the combined Andhra Pradesh State to Telangana, allocation of Rs.1,900 crore each to Mission Kakatiya and Hyderabad Metro Water Board and granting amnesty to some convicts, undergoing life imprisonment, with good behaviour on the occasion of next State Formation Day.

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