Claiming credit for completing the Pattiseema lift irrigation scheme on the Godavari river in less than a year, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu dedicated the project to the people of the state.
Speaking after inspecting the project at Pattisam village of Polavaram mandal in West Godavari on Monday, he said the foundation for the project was laid on March 29, 2015, and was completed in record time.
He said, “The project will facilitate inter-linking of two rivers, Godavari and Krishna. Some people expressed doubts when we said in the Assembly that the project will be completed in a year and they also vowed to quit politics if it happened. I must say this should be a lesson to them. I have visited the project site nine times so far.”
Nearly nine TMC ft of water including 4.5 TMC ft of water from the Tadipudi lift scheme, was diverted to Krishna delta and crops worth about Rs 2,500 crore were saved, he said.
“Taking a cue from the successful completion of Pattiseema project in record time, we will complete the Polavaram irrigation project at a faster pace,” he said.