CM turns the long-cherished dream of Vizianagaram and Srikakulam farmers into reality. More than 12 years after the foundation stone was laid in 2003, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu released water from the Thotapalli Irrigation Project yesterday, fulfilling the long cherished aspirations of the farmers in the region.
The Sardar Gouthu Latchanna Thotapalli Project will irrigate an ayacut of 1.35 lakh acres, besides stabilising 64,000 acre ayacut in Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts.
Under phase-1, water will be released into the right canal to supply irrigation water to 50,000 acres ayacut. The water to the remaining 85,000 acres will be supplied in a phased manner.
The irrigation facility is already being provided to about 64,000 acres through the left canal of the project for the past few years.
The project was envisaged during the second tenure of Chandrababu Naidu as the Chief Minister of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh on River Nagavali at Ullibhadra village in Garugubilli mandal in 2003.
However, after his tenure, due to several bottlenecks, the project got delayed and could not take off.
Source – AP CMO