Vastavam web: Telangana will spend about Rs 1.17 lakh crore during the next five years to complete all projects to irrigate 1.25 crore acres, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said on Friday. “In addition to this, for land purchase, compensatory afforestation and for rehabilitation and resettlement packages another Rs 22,000 crore has been spent. The total expenditure as of now is Rs. 99,643 crore,” he told a review meeting with officials on irrigation projects.
Rao, who took over as Chief Minister for a second term in December, directed the officers concerned to expedite and speed up the works on irrigation projects. In addition to irrigation projects in Godavari and Krishna basin, Mission Kakatiya will help the state achieve the target of irrigating 1.25 crore acres.