Union Jal Shakti Minister Writes To Telangana And AP CM Over Krishna River Water Dispute

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Jal Shakti Minister of India, wrote to the Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. 

The Union Minister in his letter mentioned about the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and sought a report on all the projects constructed across Krishna and Godavari rivers in the two Telugu states.

The separate letters to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chief Ministers was based on the water dispute over Godavari and Krishna rivers.

The illegal construction and projects on the banks of the Krishna and the Godavari rivers by the Telangana Government and the Andhra Pradesh Government is a long pending matter.

The governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana even reported the issue of illegal projects with the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB,) the Godavari River Management Board (GRMB) and the Apex Council.

Both the governments demanded to stop the construction of the projects.

The matter between the two states over water dispute would be discussed only after two states submit the DRP.

Mr. Shekhawat said, “DPRs for eight projects on Krishna river, seven on Godavari in Telangana and 15 projects on Krishna and 4 projects on Godavari in Andhra Pradesh are needed.”

In regard to the ongoing water dispute, the Union Minister, the Telangana Minister and Andhra Pradesh minister conducted an Apex Council Meeting.

The meeting was held on the 6th of October to discuss the ongoing issue of illegal projects on the rivers Krishna and Godavari.

Another meeting is likely to be held after both the CMs submit the DRP report.

Stay tuned for further updates.


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