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Andhra Govt Denies Entry to Telangana Officials at Rayalaseema Project Site on Aug 5 With Krishna Board

The Andhra Pradesh government has expressed its opposition to Telangana state officials accompanying the official Krishna board delegation to the Rayalaseema project on August 5.

The YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh government refused Telangana government officials accompanying the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) team’s visit to its Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Project (RLIP) on August 5 permission to enter the project site.

The Andhra Pradesh government has expressed its opposition to Telangana state officials accompanying the official Krishna board delegation to the Rayalaseema project on August 5. No one from the Telangana administration would be permitted to attend the Rayalaseema lift irrigation project, according to a letter sent to the board.

Engineer-in-Chief (ENP) Narayana Reddy of Andhra Pradesh stated he submitted a letter to the Krishna Board, following government directives, to prevent a team from Telangana from visiting the site.

The KRMB team’s visit is noteworthy since the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led Telangana government, which had opposed the gazette notification, has previously filed a complaint with the Centre and the board alleging unlawful project development in Andhra Pradesh.

The Centre decided to resolve the issue by issuing a gazette notification requiring both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to follow the Centre’s guidelines for water conservation. In a nutshell, the gazette notification entails checking all adversaries on both sides and promoting a friendly environment for water conservation.

It will enable the Krishna and Godavari Boards to guarantee that the two sparring states follow the guidelines and standards on water usage, begin project construction after obtaining the necessary approvals, create power, and use water according to the allocations set.

The Telangana government has requested the board to allocate 50:50 water till the Bachawat tribunal rules. The associated works were reportedly halted in Andhra Pradesh after the Krishna board ordered them to be halted.

Andhra Pradesh ENC told both boards in a coordination meeting that the government will not provide information on the projects that Telangana has objected to.

The two boards, board member secretary BP Pandey, Jal Shakti ministry official, both ENCs and officials involved met at Jala Saudha in Hyderabad to discuss the gazette notification.

Officials from the state of Andhra Pradesh have also refused to furnish the board with specifics on the projects.

Officials from the Andhra Pradesh government have stated that they will follow the government’s instructions and have requested clarification on the gazette notification issued.

 

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