Hyderabad, Oct.1: The Chief Minister of the state K Chandrashekhar Rao Today made it amply clear that when it comes to protect the interests of Agriculture and farmers’ in Telangana State, he would not mind even to fight with the God. The CM pointed out that the Telangana Statehood movement was interlinked with the water issue and the farmer in Telangana stood first among others in getting the high yields, the Telangana State had become Granary of the country and there was a festive atmosphere in the agriculture sector. He said by strengthening the irrigation sector, tapping the river water, efforts are on to turn arid fields in Telangana state into fertile lands.
Against this background, the rightful share of every drop of water from Godavari and Krishna rivers would be utilised optimally and without fail. In this direction, the CM has instructed the officials to put forth powerful arguments supported by all the required Data before the Apex Council meeting on Oct 6. The CM has finalised, the strategy to be adopted at the forthcoming Apex Council meeting, at a high-level review meeting held here on Thursday with officials from the Water Resources Department.
In the review meeting, State Planning Commission Vice Chairman B Vinod Kumar, MLAs Abraham, Surender, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, CMO officials Narsing Rao, Bhoopal Reddy, Advisor (Irrigation) SK Joshi, Principal Secretary (Irrigation) Rajat Kumar, E-in-Cs Muralidhar Rao, B Nagender Rao, Hariram, CEs Narsimha, Shankar, OSD Sridhar Deshpande and others participated. (NSS)