Lokesh praises Chandrababu Naidu for Polavaram, Pattiseema projects

Rajahmundry: A large delegation comprising an MP, six Cabinet ministers, 60 legislators and 15 members of the Legislative Council visited the Polavaram irrigation project and Pattiseema lift scheme and inquired about the execution and functioning of various components of the projects. They appreciated Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for taking up the projects for the benefit of the people in the state.

Though the delegation was expected to arrive from Vijayawada at about 10.15 am at Pattiseema on Thursday, it was delayed by several  hours as the legislators halted at a few places on the way. They reached the project area at about 2 pm. Project engineers explained to the delegation the functioning of the Pattiseema project which was aimed to pump Godavari water to Krishna delta to help the farmers there take up cultivation of crops without facing shortage of water.

Speaking at the project’s delivery point, IT minister N. Lokesh said nearly 100 tmc ft of Godavari water was diverted to Krishna delta for this season through the project helping the farmers cultivate crops and earn additional income of Rs10,000 crore. He praised Mr Naidu and irrigation minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao and all those involved in the project for working hard to execute it successfully. Referring to the critical remarks of Opposition leaders that the project was of no use, the minister advised them to visit the project in person and learn the facts before making such comments.

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