Telangana not heeding to KRMB: Sajjala

Amaravati, July 2: Government Advisor (Public Affairs) Sajjala Ramakrishna Rreddy said that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had written letters to the Prime Minister and Jal Shakti Minister seeking a solution to the water dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy asserted that the government has complete rights on the share of water that belongs to Andhra Pradesh and will fully utilize them. He stated that Telangana is generating electricity against the rules, which would highly impact Andhra Pradesh and said that they were not listening to the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) on the improper usage of water. In such a case, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had to write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jal Shakti Minister, seeking to resolve the dispute at the earliest. Suspecting that some forces are trying to create conflict between the two states, he said that the government would request the Centre to take the responsibility of managing these projects.
Further, he stated that the Telangana government had started power generation within 800 feet and using abusive language, verbally attacking former Chief Minister YS Rajashekar Reddy and provoking the people’s sentiments. He said that they were not even releasing 600 TMC a year. In this regard, he criticised the opposition leaders for acting irresponsibly on this issue.
He said that the full capacity of 44,000 cusecs of water from Pothireddypadu can be drawn only if water level reaches 881 ft in Srisailam, which is possible only during flood period for less than 15 days. The aim of the Rayalaseema lift-irrigation project was to draw water at full capacity in less time and the Telangana Chief Minister had also supported the project and encouraged it in the past. He reminded that KCR had said that the two Telugu states are divided in terms of administration but they are indeed a single state for Telugu people.
Sajjala recalled the earlier statements made by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao who himself said that he would cooperate with the Andhra Pradesh government and resolve the issues in a friendly manner. The two Chief Ministers have agreed in the past to work for the State benefits and resolve the issues in a friendly way. On multiple occasions KCR himself had said that he was aware of the difficulties of the Rayalaseema people and there is a need for a solution.

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