Sharmila sheds tears of joy at Nettempadu Project

Press Release 

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.

The 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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