Krishna Tribunal steps into AP-TS water row

Once again Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are at loggerheads over water. As we know Telangana government has raised objections over AP government’s new irrigation projects connecting Srisailam dam. On this the Telangana government lodged a complaint at Krishna River Board Tribunal.

The tribunal met the other day and based on the complaint of Telangana irrigation department’s secretary, tribunal board member Meena had written to the AP government. In this letter, Meena asked the opinion of AP government on Telangana’s objections.

Tribunal member made it clear that AP and Telangana need to take permission from river boards, apex council and take into consideration of availability of water. Even before this the respective governments should come up with the technical aspects of initiating a project.

We hear that the AP government wants to counter Krishna Tribunal. The AP’s version is, so far the either the Godavari River Board or Krishna River Board have not responded on the objections raised over Telangana projects. AP CM Jagan is said to have informed AP irrigation officials to be wait and watch mode on how the tribunal will take up the issue.

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