Andhra to start early Kharif season; release water to Godavari, Krishna next month

Irrigation Minister Ambati Rambabu said the water will be released to farmers of Ayacut, Somasila, Gandikota, Chitravati, Bramhamsagar projects from July 10 and Nagarjuna Sagar project from July 15.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  13 May 2022 5:00 AM GMT
Andhra to start early Kharif season; release water to Godavari, Krishna next month

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh government has decided to start the Kharif season early and release water to the Godavari delta from June 1 and the Krishna delta, and Guntur Channel from June 10.

Irrigation Minister Ambati Rambabu said the water will be released to farmers of Ayacut, Somasila, Gandikota, Chitravati, Bramhamsagar projects from July 10 and Nagarjuna Sagar project from July 15.

He said water will be released to Rayalasmeea farmers under Gorakallu reservoir, Owk, Gandi, and SRBC from June 30 and added that these dates are announced in advance so that farmers will be prepared.

Information and Public Relations Minister Chelluboina Venugopal Krishna said the cabinet also approved the Bioethanol project to Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited ( KRIBHCO) at Sarvepally in Venkatachalam of SPSR Nellore district. He said the cabinet has approved for creation of 16 additional posts in Lokayukta.

The Minister said the cabinet has approved upgradation of the primary health center to the community health center in Pamarru of Krishna district and also for setting up a Government Degree College for women in Pulivendula along with the sanction of 26 teaching and 10 non-teaching posts.

He said the cabinet also approved raising a loan of Rs 1,600 crore from the financial institutions for the development of Agriculture and Agricultural marketing activities including improving connectivity from farmgate to markets, primary processing facilities, Rythu Bazars, farmgate infrastructure, and facilities in market yards.

He said the cabinet has sanctioned eight deputy managers and 22 assistant managers posts in State Cooperative Marketing Federation and also for setting up Agriculture University at MRR Charitable trust in the name of Late Mekapati Goutham Reddy at Udayagiri in SPSR Nellore district. The Minister listed out the allotment of land to various entities for development works.

The Minister said the Cabinet has approved for launching the schemes Matsyakara Bharoasa on May 13, YSR Rytu Bharosa on May 16, the launch of Animal Ambulance on May 19, distribution of 3000 tractors and 402 combined harvesters in 4,014 Community hiring centers will be done on June 6. YSR Crop Insurance will be launched on June 14 and Amma Vodi on June 21.

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