Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu offered Jala Harathi to Godavari river. He offers silk garments, bangles along with turmeric powder at Purshkar Ghat in Rajamundry.
Chandrababu Naidu said that Rivers are the lifeline to the state and is taking pride for offering harathi to Akhanda Godavari river. He said that barrage at Dawaleswaram is helping the soil fertile in Godavari districts. This is in-turn bring prosperity to the people. Chandrababu Naidu mentioned that maha Sankalpam performed during the Pushkaralu helped them to execute Patiseema and Purushottapatnam lift irrigation schemes at short period to keep the state away from drought. He declared that 28 projects are undertaken up at a cost of Rs 13,000 crore. All these projects will be completed by March next year.