Sharmila goes emotional over Nettempadu

Nettempadu, Nov 29,
2012: Smt. Sharmila, who has been undertaking Maro Praja Prasthanam Padayatra
on behalf of YSR Congress President Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Thursday
became highly emotional at the Nettempadu Lift Irrigation Project in
Mahabubnagar district.

Smt. Sharmila, who
visited the project and spent nearly one hour there before resuming her day’s
Padayatra, shed tears of joy after talking to the officials there and
inspecting the machinery of the project.

Taking special interest
in the project details, she strode through the entire project and couldn’t
control her emotions. She also offered prayers and performed holy bath to the
statue of Dr. YSR with the water flowing in the project and profusely garlanded
the statue.

Utility of Nettempadu Project

The capacity of
Nettempadu Lift Irrigation Project, which was proposed with a cost of Rs.78 Cr prior
to 2004 to supply irrigation water to 25,000 acres of land, was enhanced to provide
irrigation to two lakh acres during the regime of Dr.YSR with a revised cost of
Rs. 1428 Cr. The project became part of Jalayagnam.

The project, which was
completed up to 80 per cent, will be able to provide irrigation to the
projected 2 lakh acres in Alampur and Gadwal constituencies in Mahabubnagar
district falling under its Ayacut when the balance works are completed.

Out of the total cost,
Rs.1414 Cr was spent so far and
the 169-km Nettempadu Project Canal is ready for full operation but due to
technical reasons, only 2500 acres of land is being supplied with irrigation
water from the project.



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