Thanks to good rains, 12 major reservoirs in the state are brimming after several years promising not only bumper agriculture production but also enough power generation to ease the power crisis next summer.

According to the Irrigation department, Nagarjuna Sagar is 96 per cent full, Nizamsagar, Srisailam and Tundabadra are filled to capacity, Srirama Sagar Project is 98 per cent full while all

HYDERABAD Dec. 5: Delay in implementing irrigation projects has resulted in cost overrun of Rs 57,205 crore. The escalation has resulted in heavy burden on the exchequer. According to the Comptroller and Auditor General report which was tabled in the Assembly on Friday, some projects conceptualised and grounded in 1964 are still incomplete.

The farmers of three mandals of Tirumalayapalem, Khammam Rural and Kusumanchi, who were not getting irrigation water to their fields through the stage two of Sriramsagar Project demanded water from Rajivsagar Lift Irrigation Scheme (RLIS) or from Krishna-Godavari link canal project.