Telangana seeks Centre’s mediation in ‘illegal’ irrigation acts

Hyderabad: The Telangana government today sought the intervention of the Centre in the alleged “illegal” and “unauthorised” irrigation activities being undertaken by neighboring Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Karnataka is going ahead with the “illegal” construction of a barrage on Krishna river at Girijapur village in Raichur district though the Telangana government asked for furnishing documents pertaining to permissions and detailed project report (DPR) of the barrage, the Telangana government said in a letter to the Centre.

Meanwhile, Telangana government took exception to Andhra Pradesh allegedly preparing a DPR for construction of a right main canal to RDS Project though the A P Reorganisation Act stipulates that permissions need to be obtained from Krishna River Management Board (KRMD) for any new projects. A Telangana government release said it has urged the Centre and Central Water Commission (CWC) to see that the AP government does not continue the works allegedly without permissions.