TD-era GO is creating hurdle for Nagarjuna Sagar water release: Parthasarathy

Published: 28th August 2012 10:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2012 10:39 AM   |  A+A-

Secondary education minister Kolusu Parthasarathy has demanded that the TDP give a clarification on GO 69 issued by the Chandrababu regime in 1996 preventing the release of water to the Krishna delta from Nagarjuna Sagar and Srisaialm if the levels in the two reservoirs are at 510 feet and 834 feet (minimum draw down level).

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, he said the GO issued by the TDP regime came in handy for the Telangana leaders to move the court opposing the release of water to the Krishna delta.

Coming down heavily on TDP leaders, the minister said no one could question the commitment of the Congress government to the welfare of farmers.

Though the state government urged Karnataka to release water from Almatti dam for the irrigation needs of Krishna delta farmers, it may not respond positively, he said.

The state government is taking all steps to get the stay on release of Nagarjuna Sagar water vacated keeping in view the interests of Krishna delta farmers, he said.

MLAs Malladi Vishnu, Vellampalli Srinivasa Rao were also present at the press conference.

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