The threat of ‘siltation’ to lifelines
Whether the so-called ‘Water wars’ take place or not if and when the Andhra Pradesh is divided...
Whether the so-called ‘Water wars’ take place or not if and when the Andhra Pradesh is divided but, the farming community of the State is already losing its on-going battle with the nature. That is, by the way of ever shrinking irrigation potential of the existing reservoirs due to un-stoppable siltation. Projects losing water storage capacities gradually because of natural sedimentation is known and is factored into their very designing and calculating life-spans. And it is a fact that no effective technologies could be developed so far anywhere in the world for de-siltation. But whatever little is possible is also not being done by our governments is a point to be noted. Unless the people and their representatives build up enough pressures it is unlikely that anything will happen in that respect. Here is a brief picture of the situation in our state.
A case of hopes and despair
Sri Rama Sagar