Khammam, January 24
Festive mood prevailed marking the successful trial run of the Bhakta Ramadasu Lift Irrigation (BRLI) scheme when water lifted from the Palair reservoir in Kusumanchi mandal reached the main canal of the SRSP stage-II near Madiripuram village of Tirumalayapalem mandal in Khammam district on Monday.
TRS leaders, farmers’ unions leaders and farmers of Kusumanchi and Tirumalayapalem celebrated as Krishna waters drawn from Palair balancing reservoir gushed into the canal at Vankabendu.
They performed puja rituals and thanked the TRS government for completing the project on a speedy basis, which will supply water to 60,000 acres of land.
The construction of BRLI, at a cost of Rs 307 crores in Palair Assembly constitution of the district was completed in record time. The villagers are happy as the project was completed within one year of laying foundation stone. The engineering department started works since the foundation day and completed the task before March 17 as per agreement. The water would be stored in Palair reservoir and from there water will be supplied to lands in six mandals. The officials were able to complete the project as they could acquire 128 acres of land as per GO 123, within a short span.
After successful conduct of Bhakta Ramadasu trial run, the officials are making arrangements to get the project inaugurated by the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao soon.