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Proposal of diverting Godavari waters to Srisailam reservoir leads AP become desert- PCC vice president
Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) vice president and also DCC in charge president for Kadapa district N.Tulasi Reddy
Kadapa: Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) vice president and also DCC in charge president for Kadapa district N.Tulasi Reddy has appealed the state government to withdraw the proposal of sharing Godavari surplus waters for two Telugu speaking states by diverting it to Srisailam reservoir as such decision will leads Andhra Pradesh would have become desert.
Speaking in the debate organized by CPI over water sharing issue between two Telugu speaking states here on today the PCC vice president described the move proposed by Telangana government as meaningless and it will negatively hit the interest of agriculture sector in Andhra Pradesh.
He recalled that as per the constitution states in the upper reaches like Telangana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh have no right to utilize the surplus waters of Godavari as it will be applicable to only Andhra Pradesh because was in the down reach.
The PCC vice president pointed out in case governments diverts the Godavari waters to Srisailam reservoir by spending huge amounts there will be no benefit to Rayalaseema, Nellore, Prakasam districts because the irrigation projects in AP upper portion of intake, while the projects in Telangana were in down portion of intake as the water automatically reaching to Telangana district.
He said the if government is really committed for the development of agriculture in the state it should restrict the illegal projects being constructed by Telangana after state bifurcation, and forced the Telangana government to withdrawal the cases filed in Supreme Court on Polavaram project, and also cases filed against AP government in the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal objecting the diversion of Krishna waters to Penna Basin CPI district secretary M.Eswaraiah and others were present.