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Andhra Pradesh Seeks Centre’s Intervention In Row With Telangana Over Water From Krishna

Andhra Pradesh Seeks Centre’s Intervention In Row With Telangana Over Water From Krishna

“Your type intervention is sought on this regard,” YS Jagan Mohan Redddy urged the PM. (File)


Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday sought the Centre’s quick intervention to cease Telangana from illegally drawing water from river Krishna for energy era.

The Chief Minister additionally needed Central Industrial Safety Drive personnel to be posted in any respect the frequent reservoirs (between AP and Telangana) on river Krishna for cover and in addition safeguarding the pursuits of the state.

The Chief Minister wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this regard and marked a duplicate to Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, enclosing the varied letters written by the Andhra Pradesh Engineer-in-Chief (Water Sources), the Krishna River Administration Board and the GO issued by Telangana.

“Your type intervention is sought on this regard and I additional request {that a} path be given to the state of Telangana to cease unlawful drawal of water for energy era with out orders from the KRMB.The unauthorised drawals must be accounted for as utilisation by Telangana in opposition to the agreed allocation of 299 tmc ft,” the Chief Minister urged the Prime Minister.

He needed the Centre to instantly notify the jurisdiction of KRMB to safeguard the pursuits of Andhra Pradesh.

“Inspite of directions from KRMB not to attract water for energy era, the state of Telangana is unilaterally drawing water for energy era, violating the Commonplace Working Protocol and agreements. Such actions of Telangana are usually not within the curiosity of fine inter-state relations and adversely affecting the pursuits of the decrease riparian state of Andhra Pradesh,” Mr Jagan famous.

The Chief Minister warned that this is able to put the consuming water and irrigation wants of 4 Rayalaseema districts, SPS Nellore and Prakasam, moreover the consuming water requirement of Chennai metropolis, in deep trouble.

He enclosed a duplicate of the GO issued by Telangana on June 28 for producing hydel energy using a complete of 8.80 tmc ft of water per day from Srisailam, Nagarjuna Sagar and KL Rao Sagar (Pulichintala) reservoirs.

“That is in utter disregard to the orders issued by the KRMB (on June 17).These unauthorized drawals are inflicting a surplus at Prakasam Barrage (stuffed to the brim of three.07 tmc ft) and discharge into the Bay of Bengal, leading to wastage of treasured water,” the Chief Minister lamented.

Mr Jagan burdened that it was crucial that water releases be regulated as per the inflows noticed into the reservoirs, accessible storages and pro-rata entitlements sometimes, as per the settlement and implementation mechanism.

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