"Immediately after his arrival from Delhi, Panagariya reached Jakkampudi village on the outskirts of Vijayawada where he visited the Polavaram right canal which links Godavari and Krishna rivers," an official release stated.
    
He was apprised about the importance of the canal and the area it will bring under irrigation by Water Resources Minister D Umamaheswara Rao.
    
Rao briefed Panagariya about the progress of various ongoing irrigation projects in the state. "Pangariya was also told about the state government's ambitious plan to divert water of Krishna river to four districts in drought-prone Rayalaseema region," the release said.
    
Panagariya later visited a primary health centre, an Anganwadi centre and a fair price at Velagaleru village. He was informed by officials about the falling incidence of maternal and infant mortality in the state, and various other schemes.

 

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