Hyderabad: In continuation of the water- conflict between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, The Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) has instructed its counter part to stop Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme. The board has found fault with the AP State government for granting administrative sanctions to the construction of new projects on the Krishna River.

In a official communication, KRMB Member Harikesh Meena has written to Special Chief Secretary (Irrigation) of the AP government. It has ‘warned’ AP State government that it can’t go forward with the regard to construction of the projects without taking permission from the Central Water Commission (CWC).

Also, The Telangana state government has lodged a complaint with the KRMB stating that proposed Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme to divert Krishna water from the Srisailam Project was in ‘violation’ of the AP State Reorganisation Act. Against this backdrop, the KRMB in its response clearly stated that the AP State Government can’t construct projects illegally, said a statement from the Telangana’s Chief Minister’s office.
Highlights:
1.The Board found fault with the AP Government for giving administrative sanction to the Scheme, which is in violation of the Section 84, Para 7 of the conditions as enshrined in the AP Reorganisation Act.
2. The Board made it clear that for any new projects, a Detailed Project Report (DPR) should be submitted to the CWC and permission should be taken from the Apex Committee.
3. The actions taken by the AP government, which are in violation of this procedure, will be viewed as violation of the Act, the KRMB amply clarified.

NM

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