Andhra Pradesh's Minister for Irrigation demanded Rs.13,113.76 crore for major, medium and minor irrigation in the State

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Andhra Pradesh's Minister for Irrigation demanded Rs.13,113.76 crore for major, medium and minor irrigation in the State
20 July 2019 Current Affairs: Andhra Pradesh's Minister for Irrigation P.Anil Kumar demanded a fund of Rs.13,113.76 crore for major, medium and minor irrigation in the State Assembly on 18 July. He moved it in two separate demands, one for grant of Rs.12,236.86 crore for major and medium irrigation sectors and another Rs.876.91 crore for minor irrigation sector.
The Andhra Pradesh State government aimed to create a new ayacut of 34.42 lakh acres. It plans to complete the ongoing major and medium irrigation projects. It aims to provide drinking water to people of the State.

Demands by other Ministers of the State:
The Energy Minister Balineni Srinivas Reddy demanded a grant of Rs.6,867.90 crore to meet expenses laid by the Ministry for the State.
R&B Minister Dharmana Krishna Das demanded a grant of Rs.6,082.50 crore. 

Other Major projects of the State:
The largest outlay of Rs.20,986.83 crore was shown for the Polavaram project which consists of three components: 
♦ Polavaram project
♦ Polavaram Right Main Canal Lift at Pattiseema
♦ Polavaram Left Main Canal Lift at Pattiseema 
The outlays given for other important projects were:
♦ Handri-Neeva Sujala Sravanthi Rs.14,934.18 crore
♦ Galeru-Nagari Sujala Sravanthi Rs.8,887.83 crore
♦ Poola Subbaiah Veligonda Project ₹5,564.22 crore
♦ Chintalapudi Lift Irrigation Scheme ₹4,909.80 crore

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