VIJAYAWADA: Bringing relief to the farmers of Krishna delta, the state government on Friday decided to release water for nurseries. Chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy directed the irrigation officials to release water from the Nagarjunsagar reservoir from Friday itself. Nearly 15 tmc of water over a period of 30 days will be released to both the eastern and western deltas of Krishna.
"It will take three days for the water to reach Prakasam barrage from where it will be released into canals," confirmed NSP chief engineer Sarathchandra Reddy. Despite the opposition making a hue and cry over the delay in release of water, the irrigation department refused to yield citing low reserves in Nagarjunasagar. Finally, the CM took the final call at a high-level meeting with the irrigation minister and senior officials. Read more
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