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Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme package-9 works should complete by Oct: Telangana Minister

Hyderabad, Jul 3 (UNI) Telangana Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao on Friday directed the engineering officials to complete the works of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) package-9 before October and to prepare an action plan to fill 666 ponds.
Speaking at a review meeting held at Pragathi Bhavan here, Mr Rao asked the officials concerned to speed up works on the 12.035-km tunnel, pump house and surge pool.
He asked them to review progress at the ground level and also with contractors.
We must complete the Package-9 works such as construction of the main canal, and land acquisition and construction of distributary canals,” he said and added that the package would bring additional 30,000 acres of new ayacut.
The Package-9 works include two pump houses, Malkampet reservoir, a tunnel and 27.50 km of canals. In all, 86,150 acres would be irrigated under the package once completed, the Minister said.
Kaleshwaram ENC Nalla Venkateswarlu, Government Lift Irrigation Adviser Penta Reddy, Irrigation Principal Secretary Rajat Kumar, Sircilla District Collector Krishna Bhaskar were also present at the meeting.
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