Hyderabad: The State government has sanctioned Rs 110 crore to develop Ranganayakasagar into a world class tourism spot, Finance Minister T Harish Rao said on Thursday.
Komaticheruvu, on the southern part of Siddipet, has already developed into an excellent tourism centre and Ranganayakasagar would also be developed into a popular tourism spot,” he said.
During his recent visit to Siddipet, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao visited Ranganayakasagar and announced that it would be developed into a major tourism spot.
The guest house constructed on Pallagutta in the middle of Ranganayakasagar apart from road connectivity that has been developed has been drawing many tourists, the Minister said, adding that in undivided Andhra Pradesh, water bodies in the district used to be filled only when it rained and when lakes had water, farmers would take up agriculture activities.
“The situation has now changed completely in the district since all the lakes are brimming with water after works were taken up under Mission Kakatiya scheme. The three TMC capacity Ranganayakasagar was filled with Godavari water through the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme,” Harish Rao said.
The same Kaleshwaram water was also used to fill other lakes in the district to meet the irrigation requirements and greenery can now be seen in agricultural lands across the district, he said. The Ranganayakasagar is not only meeting the irrigation requirements but also drawing tourists on a large scale, he added.
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