Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu seeks legal counsel
The Chief Minister discussed water disputes on Krishna and Godavari with reference to Palamuru Rangareddy, Dindi lift irrigation schemes taken up by Telangana State
Vijayawada: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is planning a legal route to solve the inter-State water dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. He conducted a meeting with Supreme Court senior advocate AK Ganguly, advocate Umapathi, advocate general D Srinivas, secretary of water resources Ramakrishna at his camp office, here on Saturday.
The Chief Minister discussed water disputes on Krishna and Godavari with reference to Palamuru Rangareddy, Dindi lift irrigation schemes taken up by Telangana State.
He asked the advocates to extend arguments on the illegal projects in Supreme Court.
Naidu found fault with Telangana Minister for Irrigation meeting Union Irrigation Minister Uma Bharti. He said that people of the State are facing hardship as Telangana officials are preventing release of water from Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar.
He said that Central government should appoint officials and hand over the distribution of water to KRMB to prevent water disputes between the two states.
The Chief Minister also discussed petitions filed against Polavaram project by Odisha and Chhattisgarh States. He said that he is ready to discuss with Chief Ministers of both the States for a solution.
Deputy Chief Minister Nimmakayala Chinarajappa, Minister for Finance Yanamala Ramakrishnudu and Minister for Water Resources Devineni Umamaheswara Rao were present.