Kaleshwaram, Telangana’s Proud Project Opening Begins Amid Vedic Chants

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Hyderabad: Kaleshwaram, one of the most prestigious project and pride of Telangana is all set for inauguration. This project is dubbed as the world's largest multi-stage lift irrigation project -- across the Godavari river in Telangana.

KCR declared yesterday that the launch will be considered a state festival. The celebrations at the Kaleshwaram project site begun amid vedic chants. KCR and his wife performed pooja at the site with yagnams presided over by scores of priests.

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Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao will formally inaugurate the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) on Friday in the presence of his Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh counterpart YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan.

Termed as the biggest achievement by India's youngest state, the project has been designed to irrigate 45 lakh acres of land for two crops in a year besides meeting drinking water requirement of 70 per cent of the state.

Officials say the Rs 80,000 crore Kaleshwaram project is a major step towards the goal of "Bangaru Telangana" (golden Telangana) set by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government by bringing one crore acre area under irrigation.

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The project will be inaugurated with three Chief Ministers and the Governor participating in a series of programmes at the project site in Jayashankar Bhupalapally district near the borders with Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, has invited Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as the state extended full cooperation for the construction of the project. The two states in 2016 signed agreements to solve inter-state disputes, paving the way for the mega project.

Inviting new Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy for the event is also significant as both the Telugu states have resolved to amicably solve their disputes over sharing of waters of Godavari and Krishna rivers.

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