Thu, Sep 10, 2015, 07:01 AM
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to inaugurate Thotapalli barrage project in Srikakulam district on Thursday. It took 12 years to complete the project after Chandrababu laid the foundation to the project in 2003 and sanctioned Rs 450 crore. However, the project was shelved in subsequent years. After Chandrababu came to power, he directed officials to complete the pending works of Thotapalli project on war-footing basis. Naidu would release water for farmlands through right canal for providing water to 50,000 acres. About 1.2 lakh farmlands in 17 mandals in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts are to get water from Thotapalli project.