WORLD FIRST FOOD FOR WORK PROGRAMME….

The Hussain Sagar lake was excavated under the direction of Hussain Shah Wali, architect, engineer, planner etc during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim Qutb Shah (1550-1580).

The Hussain Sagar Lake excavation works took more than three years to complete at the cost of Rs 254000(Two lakhs fifty four thousand ) between the years 1559-1562.
The excavation of the Hussain Sagar Lake was taken up as a welfare measure – In fact it should be treated as one of the WORLD FIRST FOOD FOR WORK PROGRAMME as there were frequent famines and droughts during that period.

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