Water dispute: Telangana to attend RMB meeting on Sep 1

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday announced that the state government would attend the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) meeting scheduled for September 1.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  26 Aug 2021 4:14 AM GMT
Water dispute: Telangana to attend RMB meeting on Sep 1

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday announced that the state government would attend the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) meeting scheduled for September 1.

KCR, who held a high-level review meeting with officials at Pragathi Bhavan here, instructed the Irrigation officials to put forth their strong arguments about the rightful share of Telangana in the Krishna River waters.

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Irrigation Special Chief Secretary Rajat Kumar, Irrigation E-inC Muralidhar, Former Advocate General Ramakrishna Reddy, Inter State Department Chief Engineer Mohan Kumar and other higher officials participated.

It maybe recalled that the first joint meeting of the Coordination Committees of the Godavari River Management Board (GRMB) and Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) was not attended by the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh officials.

They had sought clarification on the procedures and projects from the central government on implementation of the Jal Shakti Ministry gazette notification.

Telangana government had earlier requested the Board to postpone on August 9 meeting. The meeting was to discuss the implementation of various clauses in the gazette issued on July 15. It is slated to come into effect from October 14.

The state had sought the postponement of the 13th meeting (emergency) of the board citing the cases pending before the National Green Tribunal, Southern Zone Bench, Chennai.

A case is also pending in the Supreme Court over the contempt issue related to the work by Andhra Pradesh on its Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme (RLIS). Another case is related to the withdrawal petition over Krishna water sharing in the Supreme Court.

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