Telangana govt to restructure Irrigation Department

It is also working on an action plan to better utilise huge inflows into river network during monsoon

Telangana, Irrigation department, Krishna river, Godavari river, Reservoirs, Government of Telangana

The government of Telangana will restructure functioning of the Irrigation Department by bringing four divisions under single umbrella for faster response.

It is also working on an action plan to better utilise huge inflows into river network during monsoon.

An action plan will be prepared to make use of river water and huge infrastructure created through various irrigation projects and supply water to the agriculture sector and other requirements.

As against functioning of the department under four divisions -- major, medium, small, IDC, the entire Irrigation Department would function under one umbrella. Officials at every level would be able to execute urgent works, funds should be released and they would be given powers to spend the fund.

The irrigation sector was the biggest priority for the state government and all necessary funds required will be allocated. The water from the projects should first be utilised to fill tanks, later reservoirs and finally meet requirements of the agriculture sector in the ayacut.

The government is constructing major irrigation projects on the Krishna and Godavari rivers. It has completed various pending projects on a fast-track mode.

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