Telangana CM Revanth Reddy vows to complete Kupti and Thummidihetti projects in Adilabad

The chief minister said that he was aware of the acute need felt by the farmers for the Kupti multipurpose project envisaged in Naredigonda..

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Apr 23, 2024 | 10:59 AMUpdatedApr 23, 2024 | 10:59 AM

Revanth Reddy

Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy on Monday, 22 April, vowed to complete the Kupti and Thummidihetti projects in the Adilabad district.

He was addressing a huge gathering of people after Congress nominee Atram Suguna filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha election from the Adilabad constituency.

The chief minister said that he was aware of the acute need felt by the farmers for the Kupti multipurpose project envisaged in Naredigonda mandal in the district.

Even though the previous BRS government issued a GO according administrative sanction as long back as in 2018 at an estimated cost of ₹870 crore for impounding 5.3 tmcft of water for supplementation for the Kadem reservoir, the Kupti Project has not moved forward since then.

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The projects

The Thummudihetti project is part of the Pranahita Chevella Project which was conceived by the previous Congress government in the erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh.

After the BRS came to power in 2014, the project was truncated removing the Thummidihetti project part from it and retaining the remaining one as the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme.

The chief minister, stressing the need for the completion of the two projects, said that they would be completed only under the Congress dispensation.

He said that talks were already going on with the Maharashtra government to remove the hurdles in grounding the project which would be the lifeline for the Adilabad district.

“It will be named after the architect of the Indian constitution Babasaheb BR Ambedkar,” he said, adding that a university will be sanctioned for Adilabad.

The chief minister also said that the Congress would ensure the reopening of the cement factory in Adilabad which had been closed down. If necessary the government would talk to private players to get the factory going.

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Accuses PM Modi, KCR

He accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) of plotting to pull down his government and wondered why the Congress government should resign.

“Is it because we are providing free rides to women on RTC buses, increasing the ceiling of Arogya Sri to ₹10 lakh, providing LPG cylinders at ₹500 each and providing 200 units of power free of cost?” he questioned.

He said the BJP and the BRS want the less than three-month-old Congress government in the state to step down.

“But what about those who were in power for 10 years? What should people do with them?” he asked.

He said that though KCR had not given any jobs to the youth, the Congress gave appointment letters to 30,000 youths.

“Would the youth remain silent if the BJP and the BRS pull down our government?” he questioned and asserted: “You dumped KCR last December. Now, it is time for you to bin the BJP,”

Revanth Reddy said that KCR had pulled the wool over the eyes of the people saying that he would build double-bedroom houses for the poor after deriding Indiramma houses but did not deliver on his promise.

“Did anyone in Adilabad get a double-bedroom house?” he asked and pointed out that as soon as the Congress came to power it had sanctioned ₹5 lakh for the construction of Indiramma house to each identified beneficiary.

He cautioned the people that if they voted against Congress, the Indiramma Housing and free rides to women on RTC buses would become a thing of the past.

(Edited by Muhammed Fazil)