Experts flays KCR's pet projectThe National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) had taken severe objections to KCR government’s flagship programme, Mission Kakatiya. NGRI started that the programme to restore 46,531 tanks across the state, does not have a scientific approach and the state might end up losing crores of rupees.

KCR government is planning to spend nearly Rs 20,000 crore for desilting, dredging and digging up century-old tanks, in a bid to solve the state’s water problems. However NGRI says the objective is different from the execution and the entire exercise is being taken up without a comprehensive scientific approach.

NGRI even went on to warn that the scheme will turn averse as there is a danger of thousands of tanks getting dried up due to non-availability of ground water. Most of the areas in and around the lakes in Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Medak, Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar, Karimnagar and Warangal consist of hard rock formations, where finding water is difficult, NGRI opined.