TRS working president and MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant national project status to either Kaleshwaram or Palamuru-Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Scheme.

In a tweet, he said, “Humble appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Telangana CM KCR had appealed to you several times to grant national project status to either Kaleshwaram project or Palamuru-Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Scheme.”

“While Polavaram in AP and Upper Bhadra in Karnataka are being recognised as national projects, kindly ensure that the world’s largest multi-stage lift irrigation project Kaleshwaram or Palamuru Lift Irrigation Scheme are considered with equal importance. Request you sir to direct the high powered

steering committee to take up Telangana projects on 6th Dec,” he tweeted.

Rama Rao also shared a newspaper clipping in which the Jal Shakti Ministry gave the nod for national project status to Upper Bhadra project. He also shared another newspaper clipping quoting the then Union Minister of Water Resources Nitin Gadkari informing the Lok Sabha that the Centre had decided not to give any such concession to irrigation projects after Polavaram.

One more newspaper clipping showed that Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai calling on Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Thursday in New Delhi and urging the Centre to declare the Upper Bhadra Project a national project.

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