Chief Minister sanctions Rs.2,000 crore for Sujala Sravanti scheme

Monday, May 29, 2017

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu today announced sanction of Rs.2,000 crore for the first phase of the Babu Jagjeevan Ram Uttarandhra Sujala Sravanti.

The lift irrigation scheme will solve the drinking water, irrigation as well as the industrial water needs by bring Godavari waters through lift irrigation schemes. Speaking to media, he said that the first phase would be completed in a year putting an end permanently to the water problems faced by the people of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam.

The scheme will provide irrigation to 1.30 lakh acres in Visakhapatnam district. He directed the officials to complete the project within a year on top priority basis. The total project was originally estimated at Rs.7,214 crore. Delayed implementation of the project might have escalated the project cost.

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