“Full level” forest clearance for Veligonda

HYDERABAD: The Veligonda project under construction in Prakasam district based on the surplus waters of the Krishna river has finally secured a “full level” forest clearance from the Union Forest Ministry.

This followed an approval to the project issued by National Wildlife Board. Similarly, the canal being excavated between Gorakallu and Oak reservoirs under the Galeru-Nagari Sujala Sravanthi project has also secured the necessary forest clearance. Announcing this to the media here on Tuesday, Major Irrigation Minister P. Lakshmaiah said alternative lands were being provided for afforestation against the loss of forests lands under the projects.

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