AP Govt. gives away a weapon to KCR

AP Govt. gives away a weapon to KCR

The actions of the Telangana Government in connection with utilization of Krishna River water has forced Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh States Governments to approach the Union Government to pass a directive against the newly formed State.

On one side, the Karnataka Government has demanded that Telangana to stop building new projects on the river; Andhra Pradesh has requested the Union Government to give control on the issue to the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) to stop Telangana from "under-reporting" of the water utilized.

The issue, and the stand taken by the AP Government gave away a weapon into the hands of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is likely to allege that the Andhra State leadership is working against the interests of the youngest State in the country.

The Andhra Pradesh Water Resources engineers are alleging that Telangana is drawing more water than it is stating on the public domain. Elaborating on the issue, these engineers also alleged that Telangana is resorting to unauthorized diversion of water to the Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme, Koilsagar and Nettampadu reservoirs.

It is a known fact that the Telangana administration is scuttling all attempts by the Andhra Pradesh to expedite the process of Krishna River Management Board getting jurisdiction over the reservoirs that are common to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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