Bontu lift-irrigation project
Bontu lift-irrigation project

Bontu lift-irrigation project

'బొంతు' ఎత్తిపోతల పథకానికి సీఎం శంకుస్థాపన

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said that the various irrigation projects under construction in the Srikakulam district at an estimated cost of Rs 4,100 crore, will be completed in the next two years. Addressing a gathering at Bontu village after laying the foundation stone of a lift-irrigation scheme at Rangasagaram tank, to come up at an estimated cost of Rs 180.32 crore, he said that the proposed lift-irrigation scheme will irrigate 11,700 acres in the Saravakota mandal, besides supplying drinking water to 67 villages.

He also said that the scheme was planned to store water up to 0.1 tmcft. Taking the local needs into account, he granted another Rs 10 crore to enhance the water storage up to 1 tmcft. The phase two of stage two of the Vamsadhara project at a cost of Rs 450 crore, interlinking of the Nagavali and the Vamsadhara rivers at a cost of Rs 50 crore, modernisation of Thotapalli project at a cost of Rs 150 crore, offshore reservoir on the Mahendra Tanya river at Palasa at a cost of Rs 350 crore, Neredi barrage at Neredi at a cost of Rs 400 crore, and other projects will be ready in the next two years under any circumstances, said the CM.

On the appeal of local people, Naidu granted a PHC at Bontu and promised to develop it along with adjacent tribal villages, into a tourism hub. He also made it clear that there will be no increase in power and RTC bus charges in the near future. Individual water taps will be made available to all households in the district in the next one year, he said.

Projects that the CM has ensured will be completed in next two years:

- The phase two of stage two of the Vamsadhara project, at a cost of Rs 450 crore
- Interlinking of the Nagavali and the Vamsadhara rivers, at a cost of Rs 50 crore
- Modernisation of Thotapalli project, at a cost of Rs 150 crore
- Offshore reservoir on the Mahendra Tanya river at Palasa, at a cost of Rs 350 crore
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