TS government discharges missive to Centre on AP’s excess drawl of K-G water
Hyderabad: The State government has actually required the Centre to quit Andhra Pradesh from making use of excess river Godavari water with the Polavaram task.
In a letter to the Union Jal Shakti ministry, State Special Chief Secretary (Irrigation) Rajat Kumar stated that AP must be limited to 493.50 tmcft of guaranteed water and also the systems having capacity to use greater than 493.50 tmcft might right away be quit. He asked for to step in and also route the AP government to quit from continuing in advance with ‘unsanctioned’ systems. “This is a matter of great concern, not only to Telangana, but also to the other
upper riparian States, as this would enable AP to draw and utilise waters much in excess of their allocation”, he stated. AP has actually built
and also is running numerous lift watering plan (LIS) such as Pushkara (11.8 tmcft), Chagalnadu (2.85 tmcft), Thorrigedda (2.41 tmcft) on the left side and also Tadipudi (14.47 tmcft), Pattiseema (80 tmcft) on the best side. All these systems will be subsumed when PIP (Polavaram watering Project) enters into procedure. In regards to the authorization accorded for PIP it needs to be made sure that AP does not declare any kind of protection/share of assured/surplus water for such systems in future.
The PIP is to be performed with 2 canals for supreme exercise of 449.78 tmcft. However, the canals are currently under implementation with 496 Cumecs each (@ 3 tmcft/day) which makes it possible for AP to attract much higher than 449.78 tmcft, he described in the letter.
Additionally, it is educated that the AP government is likewise taking on particular surplus/flood based tasks viz., Venkatanagaram (3.62 tmcft), Uttarandra Sujala Sravanthi Project/Purushothapatnam (63.2 tmcft) and also Chinthalapudi (53 tmcft under 2 stages) for offering outside the container location, which can not be declared by it for exercise based upon guaranteed waters.
“As an issue of reality, these tasks consisting of Godavari-Pennar web link (350 tmcft) can not be carried out based upon excess flooding waters either, without the evaluation of GRMB and also authorization ofApex Council
In enhancement to these systems, AP is likewise taking on LL systems from dead storage space of PIP affecting the designated exercise under it. All these tasks affect the GDS exercise (224.3 tmcft of 493.50 tmcft). It is not necessitated for AP to take on these unsanctioned tasks while at the very same time elevating arguments on Telangana tasks (all based in once AP based upon guaranteed waters) mentioning non-availability of waters from theGodavari
The duty of the ministry in making certain conformity is of certain significance as PIP has actually been proclaimed as a nationwide task and also because of this any kind of unsanctioned drawls/constructions will certainly likewise be seen a significant concern, Rajat Kumar stated.
He likewise increased the concern of river Krishna water sharing in between Telangana and also AP The KRMB has actually been making water sharing plan in the proportion of 66: 34 (AP: TS). Citing the initial choice absorbed 2015. This, basically, is continuing the extremely oppression versus which the Telangana
activity was routed. Despite a demand, KRMB permitted AP to attract water much over of their genuine case of 34 tmcft, though this was increased prior to the board on numerous events. Telangana was requiring water circulation in proportion of 50:50 for the water year 2022-23, maintaining in sight the need of 105 tmcft for 3 functional tasks– SLBC, Kalwakurthy and also Nettempadu lift systems offering an ayacut of regarding 10-12 lakh acres within the Krishna container.