Telangana, Maharashtra to ink pact for 5 irrigation projects


Hyderabad, Mar 3: The Telangana government has reached an understanding with neighbouring Maharashtra for construction of five barrages on Godavari, Penganga and Pranahita rivers.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has invited his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao to Mumbai to sign an agreement on construction of the projects.

Accordingly, a delegation led by Rao would leave for Mumbai on March 7.

The five proposed projects include Kaleswaram, a barrage at Rajapet on Penganga, a barrage between Chankha-Kovata, a barrage at Penpahad and another one at Tammidihatti on Pranahita river in Adilabad district. A barrage would also be built at Medigadda in Karimnagar district.

Maharashtra government would take up the projects at Rajapet and Penpahad, while Telangana would build the remaining three, officials said.

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