Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on 6 April released Kaleswaram water from Kondapochamma Sagar into Haldi Vaagu and through Manjira river to Nizam Sagar. This is part of KCR's vision to make one crore acres of land fertile in the state.
Later, Konda Pochamma Sagar water was released to Gajwel canal to fill up 20 tanks in Siddipet district, marking another milestone in the Kaleswaram Project.
The Chief Minister reached Avusulapally under Vargal mandal in Siddipet district by a special bus and offered special pooja to Kaleswaram waters. He released water from Konda Pochamma reservoir. These waters reach Nizam Sagar from Sangareddy canal through Haldi Vaagu.
KCR later reached Pamulaparthy village under Markuk mandal and offered special pooja and released Kaleswaram waters into Gajwel canal. These waters will fill up 20 tanks such as Pamulaparthy, Pathuru, Chebarthi, Pragnapur, Gajwel, Kesaram, Bayyaram, and Jaliyama.
Several ministers, MPs, MLAs, and MLCs were present on the occasion. Also present were Legislative Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, principal secretary (irrigation) Rajat Kumar, Siddipet district collector Venktramreddy, and women commission chairperson Sunitha Laxmareddy.
On 19 January, KCR had visited the Laxmi Barrage at Medigadda, the starting point of the Kaleshwaram Project. He had expressed happiness and satisfaction over the completion of the project. During the visit, he had instructed officials to fill the tanks and reservoirs in the summer with the water stored in all the barrages.