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Buggana Rajendra Nath Reddy clarifies in Assembly about the irrigation projects in Andhra Pradesh

Buggana Rajendra Nath Reddy clarifies in Assembly about the irrigation projects in Andhra Pradesh
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State Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath said that the TDP could not understand the Bachavath Tribunal report and hence making baseless comments on Krishna water.

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State Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath said that the TDP could not understand the Bachavath Tribunal report and hence making baseless comments on Krishna water. Chandrababu, who was a nine-year-old CM in the past, never has concentrated irrigation projects.

Speaking about the matter in the Assembly, FM said that according to the Krishna Water Tribunal (KWT-1) Bachavat Award, the river water was declared as 2,130 times. The Bachavat Award clarified that, about the excess surplus water, projects are not entitled to commitments. Then came the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal at the same time when TDP government is there. Yet, the govt didn't care for nine years did not care.

The Maharashtra and Karnataka governments, along with the court, resorted to the tribunal as the late leader YS Rajasekhar Reddy had given priority to irrigation projects. Those states questioned how the projects would be carried out when they had no right over surplus water. The government then introduced the Inter-Local Application (IA).

The Inter Lokayatti application was filed seeking permission for the construction of 5 projects, although they do not agree with the claim, saying they have no right to surplus water. The government has sought permission for the construction of five projects - Welikonda, Handriniva Suzala Sravanti and Galeru Nagari Suzala Sravanti. He said that the YSR government had filed an inter-locality application under the Act, quoting the judgment of the Bachavat Tribunal to prevent the court and tribunal from blocking the projects.

"If we look at the work done by the TDP in the construction of the Rayalaseema projects. The estimated cost of the Hrindniva Sujala Sravanti (HNSS) project is around Rs 5 thousand crores, while the TDP government has spent only Rs 13 crore during the 9-year rule," FM asserted.

"Rajasekhar Reddy's government spent over Rs. 3000 crores. Further, the expenditure incurred on the Galeru Nagari Sujala Sravanti (GNSS) project from 2004 to 2014 was Rs.5036 crores while the HNSS project was Rs.6593 crores," Rajendranath added.

Rajendranath Reddy said that if Rajasekhar Reddy had not died, then the government would have focused on those projects, which would have been completed within a year.

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