NGT stays expansion of Rayalaseema lift irrigation project
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued a stay on Wednesday for the proposed Rayalaseema lift irrigation scheme and expansion of canals related to the Pothireddypadu Head Regulator. The Tribunal appointed a committee to assess the pros and cons of constructing Rayalaseema lift irrigation project and expansion of Pothireddypadu canals. The NGT directed the panel to submit its report in two months. Till then, it directed the state government not to take up scheme and canal works. The AP government gave nod for upgradation of Pothireddypadu canals and other projects worth over Rs 7,000 crore.