Nawab Ali Nawaz Jung Bahadur a la Mokshagundam, Harish at Engineers Day

Hyderabad, July 11 (Maxim News): Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao here on Wednesday exhorted Engineers to rededicate to the state development and serve their best for persistent growth. To mark Engineers Day at Jala Saudha here, the minister paid rich floral tributes to unsung engineer in the combined State Nawab Ali Nawaz Jung Bahadur.

Speaking on the occasion, the Irrigation Minister said Nawab Ali got parallel name as that of Mokshagundam Vishweshwarayya by constructing notable and noteworthy projects in the erstwhile Hyderabad State. He also appreciated that the role of engineers in the projects was invaluable and great. Nawab Ali Nawaz was noted for construction of irrigation projects and well known structures in Hyderabad State, the minister said.

On achieving the statehood, the Telangana Government had announced to celebrate birth day of Nawab Ali Nawaz as State Engineers Day. He also recalled his services and those of other engineers for construction of Nizam Sagar project, which was considered the biggest in the world. For that Nawab Ali and others had to keep away from their families and took horses to reach the project site and living in tents. “With the same spirit our engineers in various departments were working day and night”, he appreciated. Harish Rao also said some of women engineers are playing a pivotal role in the construction of Kaleshwaram and other projects in the state.

“It is great that women engineers are involved in the project works at 11.30 pm and able to give him Whatsapp message photos of the project works even in midnight at 12 am and 1 am. This is their efficiency and commitment for the State development”, he said.

“Though it was not possible to use one tmc to give waters to 6000 acres earlier, now our engineers are successful in distributing waters for farming. I have recognized their efforts for using one tmc water for irrigating 13,000 acres under the Nizam Sagar, 12,000 acres under Nagarjuna Sagar and SRSP Pochampadu 11,500 acres”.

Harish Rao further said the engineers adopted on-and-off method and tail-to-head method to succeed in their efforts to irrigate crops using one tmc. Our engineers are involved in land acquisition and coordination with other departments for speedy completion of the projects”, he added. (Maxim News)

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