Mission Kakatiya transformed defunct tanks in villages, says NAFSCOB chairman

Ravinder Rao participates in Cheruvula pandaga along with villagers in Kolamaddi village

Villagers celebrate the tank festival with pomp and gaiety

RAJANNA-SIRCILLA, JUNE 08, 2023: Cheruvula pandaga (minor irrigation tanks festival) was celebrated with pomp and gaiety in Kolamaddi village in Gambhiraopeta mandal on Thursday.

All sections of the village participated in the festivities with enthusiasm. The womenfolk participated in the ‘bonalu’ festival and offered prayers to the Goddess Katta Maisamma temple at the village tank. The villagers actively participated in the community lunch hosted by the grama panchayat in the woods.

Mr Konduru Ravinder Rao, chairman of NAFSCOB, TSCAB and Karimnagar DCCB, participated as chief guest in the festivities and offered prayers to the Goddess Maisamma. He also interacted with the villagers and shared pleasantries.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ravinder Rao said that the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had revived the minor irrigation tanks under the Mission Kakatiya programme. The Telangana region, which was having a chain of minor irrigation tanks since Kakatiya dynasty, were neglected in the integrated Andhra Pradesh state, he stated.

The Chief Minister after the formation of Telangana state had transformed the defunct minor irrigation tanks by taking up Mission Kakatiya programme, he said and added that the minor irrigation tanks were filled with water even during the summer season. He said that the minor irrigation tanks had helped several artisans with the revival of the fishing and increase of fish production. He said that the Telangana state was making strides in all sectors under the leadership of the Chief Minister.

Later, the TSCAB visited the Narmala village of the mandal and participated in the Cheruvula pandaga along with the villagers. He offered prayers to Goddess Katta Maisamma temple and participated in the community lunch and felicitated the villagers. The womenfolk actively participated in the Bathukamma festivities on the shores of the tanks.


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