The Telangana Bharatiya Janata party on Saturday asked the Union Water Resources Ministry to inform the jurisdiction of the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) to protect the legitimate interests of the state regarding their legitimate share. in the waters of the Krishna River.
In a communication to Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekawat, Bandi Party Chairman Sanjay Kumar explained that the Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal (KWDT-I) awarded 811 TMC of water to be used by United Andhra Pradesh while that KWDT-II (Brijesh Kumar Tribunal) issued a new sentence in 2010, but has not yet been released as the case is pending before the Supreme Court.
At present, usage is in accordance with KWDT-I attribution only. The PA Reorganization Act (APRA) -2014 ensured that the KRMB and the Godavari River Management Board (GRMB) maintain the projects and regulate water distribution for both states. However, the competence of these two councils has not yet been notified by the Center.
After the bifurcation, the two states had worked out a temporary arrangement for the distribution of water from the 811 TMC and it was there that the chief minister of Telangana, K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) had “totally failed to protect the interests of Telangana and his people ”, as he agreed for 299 TMC and 512 TMC for AP, while he was eligible to get 555 TMC because 68.5% of the watershed of Krishna basin is in Telangana, (68.5% of 811 TMC).
Mr. Sanjay Kumar said the orders issued by AP for the construction of the Rayalaseema Elevator Irrigation System (RLIS) were to pump 3 feet TMC of water, upgrade the Pohireddypadu head regulator canal system to tap 80,000 cusecs of water, both from the foreshore of the Srisailam reservoir and other improvement works in the existing canal system of the Galeru-Nagari project to draw an additional 70,000 cusecs of water from Srisailam are “highly. reprehensible, illegal and violate the water allocations made by KWDT-I ”.
AP did not bother to get approval from the Apex Council and KRMB while KCR had also “failed to act in time” and allowed the work to continue by “deliberately not attending a meeting. meeting called to discuss it ”and now 50% of RLIS is complete, he charged.
“KCR and AP CM Jaganmohan Reddy are both hand in hand and just trying to capitalize on these issues. They don’t care about solving problems and protecting the interests of their people. The KCR is trying to pick up on these issues only to gain political momentum, ”Karimnagar MP said.
He also pointed out that KCR took six years to withdraw the case against the KWDT court in SC, otherwise he would have heard the case already. TS’s interests could only be protected when the new KWDT-II or new tribunal award is issued to regulate water allocation, the communication adds.