The huge water row between the two Telugu states is the happening topic in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. KCR is shell shocked with the G.O passed by the AP government for the uplift irrigation scheme near Pothireddypadu so that they can supply the water from Srisailam Project to the Rayalaseema area.
The AP government argues that KCR is the one who started this ruckus by issuing orders to build as many reservoirs as possible so that he can get water for drought areas like MahabubNagar and the most prominent one among all is the Palamuru-Rangareddy project. So, to satisfy their needs, the AP government has decided to extend the Pothireddypadu project.
However, AP countered it by stating that it is within its right to take up the enhancement works and it would only use its share of water. Jagan had stressed the need for taking a ‘humanitarian perspective’ of the issue as drought-hit Rayalaseema region is suffering even to meet its drinking needs.
These water disputes won’t end too soon and neither the central government nor supremo court can resolve them immediately and it would take years for a proper conclusion. Hence, Jagan gave an option to KCR that the abortion of the Palamuru project by the KCR can bring things to normal and the issued orders will be reversed.
So, instead of engaging in a war of words, both AP and TS should discuss the proper utilization of Krishna and Godavari water.