The State government considering supplying nine-hour uninterrupted power supply to agriculture sector from April 1 this year, said Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy here today. The Minister inaugurated various development programmes at Govuru, Chandoor, Lakshmapur and Jalalpoor villages in Varni mandal.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the government was making arrangements for nine-hour power supply to crops during day time. The Telangana State will become surplus in power in the next two years and will supply 24-hour power to agriculture sector and spend Rs 91,500 crores for it, he added.
The Agriculture Minister said that government is renovating 10,000 tanks in the second phase of Mission Kakatiya and complete it by June this year. During the first phase, about 9,600 tanks were completed with Rs 2,700 crore and in the second phase, works of about 8,708 tanks was taken up and till now works of 7,000 tanks was completed. 
The remaining works would be completed by March end. In Nizamabad district, during Mission Kakatiya first phase works of 650 tanks with an expenditure of Rs 250 crore was taken up. Works of 600 tanks was completed and the remaining 50 would be completed by March end. In the second phase, works of 750 tanks would be taken up and would be completed by June end, he added. 
The Minister informed that Nizam Sagar main canal works were completed and the link canal works would commence from the next financial year and the government allocated Rs 212 crore for these works. Bodhan RDO Shyam Prasad Lal, RWS SE Venkateshwarlu, ZPTC Bhaskar Reddy, public representatives participated in the meeting. 

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