Telangana, AP intensify fight for waters

Hyderabad, May 19 (NSS): Slugfest is continuing among two Telugu states on sharing of Krishna and Godavari waters.

With Jagan Reddy government complaining to Godavari water Board against KCR Government for constructing some projects on Godavari River by violating norms.

However, the Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao reacted that Godavari waters can be used by both states. We will protect our interests by moving court if necessary he said.

The AP officials have complained to KRMB (also GRMB) that Telangana violated as it increased the heights of projects like Kaleshwaram from 225 tmc to 450 TMC and Sitharama project from 70 tmc to 100 tmc and proposal of Palamur Ranga Reddy project.

AP officials met water board Chief, Chandra sekhar Iyer and complained against KCR government for ignoring plight of downstream states. It may vehicles said here that after Telangana government complaint against Pithireddipadilu, the Board snubbed clarification from Jagan government for 203 GO to draw waters through Pothiredipadu from Srisailam project.

The officials alleged that Telangana did not get any permission from water board and apex body to increase heights of some projects. The AP special secretary, irrigation, Adithyanath Das and Engineer in Chief, Narayan Reddy called on KRMB and Godavari water board chairman, Chandra sekhar Iyer in Hyderabad and complained against Telangana.

They complained that present government in Telangana has taken up Palamur Ranga Reddy, works of Jurala and Nettempadu for more waters against norms. Out of 880 cusecs storage in Srisailam project, they can draw 440 cusecs of waters to irrigate crops in Prakasham and Nellore districts.

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