New Water War between Telugu states

December 13, 2014 09:54
New Water War between Telugu states

A fresh row surfaced between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states over water sharing in Krishna Basin. As the Rabi season is approaching, governments of both the Telugu states want to make sure that farmers won't fall short of water for the agriculture. Andhra and Telangana states have written to the Krishna River board on the water allocation and came up with their own figures of water sharing. The arguments made by both the states are completely different and this resulted in a new row.

Firstly, it was the Telangana government which wrote to the Krishna River Board and said, from Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar, AP water share is 57.72 per cent while Telangana share is 42.28. Accordingly, Andhra would get 273 TMCs of water and Telangana would get 200 TMCs of water. Also, Telangana should get 60 TMCs of water from Nagarajuna Sagar and asked him for immediate release of water.

Andhra Pradesh totally disagreed with Telangana government's water sharing proposals. According to the AP government, the state should get a share of 394.85 TMCs  which means 77.03 percent and Telangana would get only 117.75 TMCs of water which stands at 22.97 percent. The state claimed that it has get 162 TMCs of water from Nagarajuna Sagar to Krishna Delta.

Engineers of both the states recently met and held discussions. As the consensus were not fruitful, the solution was left to Krishna River Board.


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