AP welcomes the notification in the official journal on the jurisdiction of KRMB and GRMB


Andhra Pradesh welcomed the notification in the Union Government Gazette on the jurisdiction of the Krishna and Godavari River Management Boards.

“The notification is due from the bifurcation of the Unified State,” said Secretary (Water Resources) J. Syamala Rao.

Energy production

Speaking to the media on Friday, Mr. Syamala Rao said Telangana has been independently generating electricity for 45 days in the Srisailam, Nagarjuna Sagar and Pulichintala projects “without orders from the KRMB”, and he went further by emitting GO # 34 to generate 100% power.

“For power generation, state governments are supposed to place withdrawals with the KRMB,” he said.

As of June 1 of this year, the Srisailam reservoir has had an inflow of 30.38 tmcft, of which 29.82 tmcft has been used by Telangana for power generation, leaving storage at 806.80 feet.

The minimum level must be 854 feet to draw water from the Srisailam Reservoir through the Pohireddypadu head regulator based on gravity and a water level of 881 feet must be maintained to utilize the water share. ‘AP, he said.

Explaining the case of the Pulichintala project, Mr. Syamala Rao said that Telangana used 8 tmcft of water for power generation despite the objection of the KRMB.

In the past 45 days, Telangana had used 66 tmcft of water for power generation despite objections raised by AP and the KRMB.

Letter from CM to PM

In this context, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to ensure that Telangana stops producing electricity. He also underlined the need to notify the jurisdiction of the KRMB and to hand over the plan for securing by the CISF.

In this case, the state government approached the Supreme Court to resolve the issues.

In this context, the Center published the notification in the Official Gazette, placing all projects under the jurisdiction of KRMB and GRMB, he said.


Thelma J. Longworth

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