Badvel (YSR Kadapa dist), July 9:
As part of the two-day tour, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy laid foundation to various development works to be taken up in Badvel constituency at an estimated expenditure of Rs 500 crore.
Addressing the public on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Badvel was one of the most backward constituencies in the state and was badly neglected by the previous government. The Chief Minister said that the government sanctioned Rs 650 crore for a lift irrigation scheme on the Kundu river to supply water to Brahma Sagar project and Rs 300 crore for completing a 18 km lining along the project for easy access to water. He said that at an expenditure of Rs 36 crore, three more lift projects are being set up in the left canal of Brahma Sagar project, Rs 80 crore for widening the Lower Sagileru canal and a bridge would be constructed on Sagileru at Brahmanapalli at a cost of Rs 9.5 crore.
The Chief Minister also sanctioned a warehouses that would cost Rs 7.5 crore and a new RDO office at Badvel. Besides these, for municipal administration works, the Chief Minister allocated Rs 130 crore, which included developing vegetable and fish markets, commercial complexes, laying 143 km CC roads, and three parks in Badvel constituency.
The Chief Minister announced that the pending works of Telugu Ganga project would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 56 crore, the building of a plastic concrete diaphragm wall for Brahma Sagar project at an estimated cost of Rs 45 crore for filling the reservoir to its full capacity and also set up five substations at a cost of RS 10 crore to provide uninterrupted power supply for agriculture purposes.