Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that the Kondaveeti Vaagu flood diversion project will protect capital Amaravati from floods on the occasion of the inauguration of Kondaveeti Vaagu flood diversion project. Addressing farmers and other people, the CM stated that Amaravati will not only become a true people’s capital city but also a flood-free one.
The CM said that the opposition parties’ allegations are spitting up false campaigns along with spewing venom on Amaravati. They are trying to create hurdles for major projects and threatening investors by sentencing Amaravati as earthquake and flood-prone zone, according to CM Naidu. On these allegations, the CM explained that major steps are being taken towards flood diversion and teams are working patiently to remove the apprehensions in the minds of investors. Other than this, the CM has projected two more flood diversion schemes to prevent the water touching areas of Amaravati.
The CM also alleged that opposition parties have tried to bring hurdles to LPS (Land Pooling Scheme). He stated that the farmers have given up approximately 34,500 acres of land voluntarily for the construction of capital city vesting confidence on him alone and that the government will keep their promises. Around 13,500 acres of agricultural lands across the villages were messed up due to floods because of the Kondaveeti Vaagu in the previous years, but now the places have been readied with lift pumping scheme through which around 5500 cusec water will be pumped out, amounting to Rs 237 crores. 4000 cusec water would be diverted through escape channels. In other constructive schemes, 7500 cusec water will be released while the final phase of the scheme will pump out 5650 cusec water from villages.
Naidu praised the efforts of water resources ministry and all subordinate authorities for all the works undertaken, preparing and creating proper drainage system to tackle crisis.