Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao inaugurated Kaleshwaram Project which is called the Lifeline of Telangana. Governor ESL Narasimhan, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, and Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy have attended the event in Medigadda as the Chief Guests.
Former Irrigation Minister, Harish Rao who worked day and night to ensure the completion of the Project in Three years skipped the inauguration. Harish who was relinquished of the portfolio after the 2018 elections was totally sidelined from this event. Finally, he did not even attend and no one really cared.
Harish Rao posted a note on Twitter acknowledging CM KCR’s Proactiveness in the project completion but did not take any credit. The note was not posted on a Letterhead which makes things interesting. Irrespective of party lines, many are of the opinion that this is a grave injustice to Harish Rao.
Kaleshwaram Project is World’s Biggest Lift Irrigation Project with 147 TMCs capacity build with an estimated cost of 80,500 Crore Rupees. 50,000 Crores were spent so far. It provides water for 106 mandals in 13 districts. It will irrigate crops in 1581 villages. It will irrigate crops newly in 18.25 Lakh acres and 45 acres in total. It will supply drinking water of 30 TMCs to Hyderabad and another 16 TMCs for Industrial use.