Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Wednesday announced his decision to inaugurate the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project on June 21.
He has also decided to invite his counterpart and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy as the chief guest of the event, an official press release said here.
According to a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office, Rao will visit Vijayawada and Mumbai to invite his Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra counterparts YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Guests.
It is KCR’s dream project to provide irrigation water for Telangana and the Kaleshwaram project on Godavari river aims to supply water to meet requirements of drinking water (about 80 per cent of the districts in the state), farm sector and industries. It was conceived by KCR and the foundation stone for it was laid for it on May 2, 2016.
The Kaleshwaram Project would be able to supply sufficient irrigated water to grow two crops a year across 45 lakh acres across 16 districts in the State, known for deficit rain and poor storage facilities.