Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao felicitating Governor ESL ESL Narasimhan at the inauguration of Kaleswaram project on Friday. Photo/ANI
Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao felicitating Governor ESL ESL Narasimhan at the inauguration of Kaleswaram project on Friday. Photo/ANI

KCR inaugurates Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation project, dedicates it to the nation

ANI | Updated: Jun 21, 2019 22:43 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], June 21 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao inaugurated the Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation Project at Medigadda Barrage on Friday.
"The Kaleswaram project aimed at supplying water to 45 lakh acres of farmland in Telangana was inaugurated at 11:23 am by KCR unveiling the plaque and dedicating the project to the nation. At 11.26 am the Medigadda Barrage was launched," a press release by the Telangana CM's office read.
Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Sri Devendra Fadnavis, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Sri YS Jaganmohan Reddy and other ministers of the two Telugu speaking states were also present at the inauguration ceremony.
Ceremony and rituals were also conducted at the site before the inauguration.
"Before the launch at Medigadda Barrage and at Kannepally Pump House, Vedic scholars from the Srungeri Peetham performed Jalayasaya Prathisthanga Yagam, Jala Sankalpa Mahostavam. The Yagam ended with the poornahuthi with Vedic rituals and chanting of hymns. On the occasion, the Vedic scholars blessed the three Chief Ministers and the Governor," the press release added.
"KCR inaugurated the bridge constructed across the Godavari between Telangana and Maharashtra. The three CMs and Governor went up to the Maharashtra border travelling by car. They inspected the water storage inside the barrage. He also thanked Maharashtra CM Fadnavis for all the support and cooperation he had extended to the project," the press release added.
At the event, KCR befittingly felicitated ESL Narasimhan, Devendra Fadnavis, and Jaganmohan Reddy and presented them with mementos. KCR, who gave them a warm welcome when these guests arrived, gave them an affectionate send-off by walking up to the waiting choppers. The CM also felicitated the bankers who extended the financial support to the project. (ANI)

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