Hyderabad: K Chandrashekhar Rao, Telangana Chief Minister, has termed the Amaravathi Capital City project a dead investment for the state. KCR further added that he informed Mr N Chandrababu Naidu, the then Chief Minister of AP, of the same during the conceptualisation phase of the project.
“When the then Chief Minister Mr N Chandrababu Naidu was conceptualising Amaravathi Capital City project, I advised him not to go ahead. The Amaravathi project will be a dead investment for the AP state. I told Mr Naidu don’t build Amaravathi Capital City, instead work on providing water to Rayalaseema region. Everyone knows what happened now,” remarked KCR.
Speaking in the Assembly, KCR further passed interesting remarks about Mr Jayaprakash Narayan, a former IAS official and Lok Satta chief.
“Few people raised their voice against the electricity consumption involved in lift irrigation projects. I don’t understand who Jayaprakash Narayan is. He doesn’t belong to Telangana state. It’s none of his business. Mr Jayaprakash Narayan issued a statement against our lift irrigation projects in Telangana. But, the same person supports the Amaravathi Capital City project, which is an absolute dead investment,” said CM KCR.
The Telangana chief minister said that Godavari water would be channelled from Dummugudem to the Nagarjunasagar project. The Godavari water will reach the tail pond from Dummugudem and from there to Nagarjunasagar.
Once the Godavari water reaches Nagarjunasagar, the backwater will expand over 100km touching Srisailam project, added KCR.
Recently, the Chief Ministers of both Telugu states had agreed to divert the Godavari water to Krishna. Both the states will work together to utilise the water resources, making them available to everyone. The officials are working on forming a strategy on diverting Godavari water to Krishna.
Over 3,000 tmc of water is flowing into the sea annually. The officials estimated that about 4,000 tmc of water could be utilised by linking the Godavari and Krishna rivers.