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Andhra Pradesh welcomes Centre order on Krishna and Godavari

The Andhra Pradesh Government on Friday welcomed the Central Government’s Gazette notification finalising the jurisdiction of each Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) and Godavari River Management Board (GRMB).

J Syamala Rao, Principal Secretary of Irrigation Department stated that with the Gazette notification, KRMB and GRMB could have management over the operations and upkeep of the irrigation initiatives in each Krishna and Godavari basins, which can come into impact from October 14, 2021. He stated that this explicit notification was lengthy due ever because the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, and added that the State’s water share will now fall below the jurisdiction of the Boards.

Rao stated that Telangana has been producing electrical energy independently from the final 45 days in Srisailam, Nagarjuna sagar and Pulichintala initiatives. In reality, for energy era, the State authorities supplies an indent to KRMB and primarily based on the indent the Board points orders for energy era. However, Telangana authorities began producing electrical energy independently with out KRMB orders and went additional by issuing GO 34 to generate 100% energy, Rao stated.

“From June 1 this year, Srisailam reservoir had an inflow of 30.38 TMC , of which 29.82 TMC was utilised by the Telangana government for power generation, leaving the storage at 806.8 feet. The minimum water level must be 854 feet to get water from the Srisailam Reservoir through Pothireddypadu Head Regulator on gravity basis and water level of 881 feet must be stored to use State share of water,” Rao stated. Explaining the case of the Pulichintala venture, he stated that the Telangana authorities used 8 TMC of water for energy era,regardless of the KRMB’s objection. From the final 45 days, since June 1 the Telangana authorities has used 66 TMC of water for energy era, even after elevating objections from AP and from KRMB.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make sure that the Telangana authorities stops producing energy and additionally appealed to inform the jurisdiction of KRMB and handover the widespread initiatives to the Board, by assigning central forces like CISF as safety, stated Syamala Rao. In this case, the State authorities additionally approached the Supreme Court to type the problems. Against this backdrop, the Centre has realised the Gazette notification bringing all of the initiatives below the jurisdiction of KRMB and GRMB, he stated.

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