Hyderabad, Feb.13 (NSS): As a part of the Kaleswaram project visit today, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao reached Godavari Ghat near Kaleswaram-Mukteswaram temple at the Triveni Sangham Pranahita, Saraswati river, Triveni. The CM threw coins into the confluence of the Godavari river and sprayed a few drops of holy water on his head. He also paid a floral tribute to the water.
The CM reached from Godavari Ghatto Sri Kaleswaram-Mukteswaram temple and had the deity’s darshan and offered puja. After darshan at Kaleswaram Mukteswaram Temple, the CM
reached Laxmi (Medigadda) reservoir. He held an aerial view of the Laxmi Barrage and dropped coins from the Barrage into river Godavari thereby fulfilling his Telangana Statehood Movement vows. At the view point, the Chief Minister made several suggestions to the engineers present there. He instructed E-in-Cs Muralidhar Rao, N Venkateswarlu and OSD Sridhar Deshpande to ensure that flood waters during the coming monsoon should be lifted from the Laxmi Barrage.
The CM explained to Irrigation Principal Secretary and former Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar on the government priorities in Irrigation, construction of the project only to create an awareness on the subject to Rajat Kumar who became the Principal Secretary Irrigation Rajat Kumar. The CM said it was the responsibility of the engineers to see to it that water from the projects, which were constructed with lot of hard work, should be lifted from time to time and fill the Barrages. From the SRSP to Kaleswaram project Barrages, reservoirs, lift irrigation pumps, Canals, to the last acre in the Ayacut, the irrigation water should wet the lands and they should be monitored.
He wanted division work at every stage, strengthen the engineering network and if need be use wireless network like the police. He wanted the entire Kaleswaram Team to have awareness on which motor is working, which pump is releasing water, how much water should be lifted? When should water supply be stopped? If the work is done with proper coordination, Godavari water can be utilized cent percent and such measures would be taken, the CM said.
Later, the CM had lunch at Medigadda and left for Karimnagar. Ministers Etela Rajender, Koppula Easwar, RS Member J Santosh Kumar, local MLAs D Sridhar Babu, G Venkataramana Reddy, Government Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, CM Secretary Smita Sabharwal, Irrigation E-in-C Muralidhar Rao, Kaleswaram E-in-C Venkateswarlu, CM OSD Sridhar Deshpande, ZP Chairman Putta Madhu, Municipal Chairman, other public representatives and officials were present.