Deputy CM Shivakumar ensures government’s firm commitment to Navali balancing reservoir project

Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar emphasized the state government’s commitment to constructing a parallel balancing reservoir near Navali, spanning the Tungabhadra river. Speaking to the media on Sunday, he revealed that letters have been sent to the Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Revanth Reddy and Jagan Mohan Reddy, respectively, seeking their availability for discussions on this trilateral project involving the three states.

“The demand for the construction of the balancing reservoir has been put forth by the district in-charge minister of Koppal, along with the MLAs of Koppal and Ballari districts. While Andhra Pradesh is yet to allocate time, possibly due to impending elections, a joint discussion among all three states is crucial to determine the optimal utilization of the excess 30 tmcft of water, which stands to benefit each state,” Shivakumar stated.

Highlighting the Chief Minister’s prior discussions on this project in the Legislative Assembly, Shivakumar expressed optimism about advancing the project this time, drawing on his past experience as the Irrigation Minister.

Expressing his delight, the Deputy Chief Minister shared his enthusiasm for participating in the grand fair hosted by Gavi Siddeshwara Math. Familiar with the Math’s reputation, having visited on a couple of occasions in the past, he acknowledged its role in fostering a social revolution within the region.

As a representative of the government, he pledged support for the Math’s commendable initiatives, emphasizing solidarity with the people of the region. Emphasizing solidarity with the people of the region, he affirmed the government’s commitment to standing by them.

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