AP writes to KRMB opposing Telangana's move over Nagarjunsagar water row
news Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | January 25, 2015 | 10:00 am IST The Andhra Pradesh Government on Saturday reportedly wrote a letter to Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) in a bid to take over all the dams on Krishna river or to hand over the 13 crest gates of Nagarjunasagar dam to it.¬† This move is only expect to worsen ties between AP and Telangana, already disputing over electricity and water The dispute between the water releases for the Rabi crop from the Nagarjunasagar Dam worsened on Friday which resulted in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) deploying troops to foil any clashes that may take place near the dam. Both the governments of Telangana and AP are claiming rights over a limited quantum of water available in the dam, which is not sufficient to meet demands. According to the AP Reorganization Act, operation and maintenance of Srisailam Dam has been given to AP and Nagarjunasagar‚Äôs to Telangana, with each state accommodated a share of the other's water and power resources. Over the last few days however, Telangana officials have been stalling the release of the water, keeping in mind the oncoming summer.¬† Opposing this move, the AP informed the board that there is no monitoring mechanism to ascertain whether Telangana had used its quantum of water in its upstream minor irrigation projects or not.¬† However, later reports suggested that the Telangana state government may have agreed to release additional water to AP to save standing crops. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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