TS to revoke 'redundant' GO 111 that protected Himayat Sagar, Osman Sagar

On Tuesday, while speaking in the Telangana state Assembly, KCR said the GO has caused problems to 84 villages and seven mandals accumulating as much as 1,32,000 acres of land.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  15 March 2022 2:59 PM GMT
TS to revoke redundant GO 111 that protected Himayat Sagar, Osman Sagar

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday said that GO 111 would soon be revoked after receiving the expert committee report. GO 111 was issued by the united AP government on 8 March 1996 to protect the catchment areas of Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar which were the main sources of drinking water for Hyderabad. The order was issued based on the recommendation of the expert committee appointed by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage.

On Tuesday, while speaking in the Telangana state Assembly, KCR said the GO has caused problems to 84 villages and seven mandals accumulating as much as 1,32,000 acres of land.

He also said that commercial establishments and polluting industries would be banned within 10 km of both lakes. KCR explained that the city has been getting sufficient water from the Godavari, Krishna, along Singur rivers.

KCR said the GO would be "redundant" as Hyderabad is no longer is dependent on Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar for water. He directed the HMDA, municipal authorities, and the chief secretary to look into the issue.

Further, he said the government is planning to impose some restrictions such as green zones for the development of the area.

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