HYDERABAD: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday demanded that all water disputes pertaining to Krishna water be referred to the (KWDT), asserting that justice would be not be rendered to the rightful claims of as per provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.
“It is necessary that the matter be referred to the tribunal under the Inter-State River Water Disputes (IRWD) Act of 1956,” he said during a meeting with Union water resources minister in Delhi on Monday and pointed out that Telangana‘s several pleas on resolving the disputes had fallen on the deaf ears of the central authorities.
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He said that in accordance with the provisions of the IRWD Act, the state government (on July 7, 2014) had urged the secretary, Union ministry of water resources, to refer the water disputes to the tribunal for adjudication. “Instead of this, the GoI had extended the term of Justice Brijesh Kumar Tribunal and referred the matter under Sec 89 of Reorganisation Act. This restricts T’s rightful share as provisions are limited,” he explained.
He also submitted a representation to the minister asking the Centre to consider the Sitarama Lift Irrigation Project on the Godavari as an ongoing project. “This is because the Rajiv Dummugudem LI Scheme at Pamulapally costing Rs 1,681 crore and the Indira Sagar Rudramkota LI scheme at Rudramkota costing Rs 1,824 crore have been redesigned,” he said.
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