Telangana rejects Krishna Board move

Telangana rejects Krishna Board move
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Telangana State has reportedly rejected the proposal of Krishna River Management Board on its jurisdiction over irrigation projects.

Hyderabad: Telangana State has reportedly rejected the proposal of Krishna River Management Board on its jurisdiction over irrigation projects.

Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) has asked Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states to send their comments on taking over the projects on Krishna under its jurisdiction.

The TS government, which wrote a letter to the board, said that since the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal award on water sharing among Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has not yet been notified, it would be appropriate on the part of the KRMB not to go for notifying its jurisdiction.

As per the draft notification, irrigation projects across Krishna like Jurala, Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar would come under the jurisdiction of the KRMB. The board would take over monitoring and regulation of the water releases from these irrigation projects to both the States.

Though the issue of Prakasam barrage has been discussed, the board officials expressed the opinion that since it was located at the tail end there was no need to take it under its jurisdiction.

Speaking to The Hans India, a senior official of AP Water Resources Department, said TS took such a stand as the KRMB would monitor and regulate the release of water on the basis of existing allocation of water to Jurala, Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar irrigation projects. It may be recalled that both the Telugu-speaking states have been batting for re-allocation of water among the Krishna basin states.

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