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Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao

2 lakh acres to get water for second crop

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to give water for the second crop through Singur for 2 lakh acres of land in old Nizamabad and Medak districts.

Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao and Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy have requested the Chief Minister for the release of water from Singur to Nizam Sagar to give water to 2 lakh acres for the second crop as there is 29 TMC maximum level water in Singur.

By releasing water through Singur, 2 lakh acres in Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Medak and Andol constituencies would get water for the second crop.

Since the canals are ready if 9 TMC water is released from Singur to Nizamasagar which has 3 TMC of water, there will be 12 TMC water. Pocharam Srinivas Reddy said that farmers would use the water judiciously and would go for a second crop in 1.20 lakh acres.

By releasing water from Singur, Ghanapuram anicut can be filled and give water to 30,000 acres, under Andol lift irrigation scheme another 40,000 acres will get water, Harish Rao said.

The Chief Minister has positively responded to their requests. He has ordered for the release of 9 TMC water from Singur to Nizamsagar. Harish Rao said water would be released from Saturday evening itself.

KCR has instructed TS Genco CMD D Prabahakar Rao to start hydel power generation at Singur as water is being released. Prabahakar Rao said 15 MW power will be generated from Singur. (INN)

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