KCR Slammed for Slander on Water Sharing

Irrigation minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao here Wednesday slammed Telangana chief

Published: 10th July 2014 07:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2014 07:54 AM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAWADA: Irrigation minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao here Wednesday slammed Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his counterpart T Harish Rao alleging that the duo were creating rift between of the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states with their false and provocative statements on the river water sharing.

He also said that they would ask the Krishna river management board to release more water to Krishna delta at the meeting that is scheduled to meet Thursday.

Umamaheswara Rao told newsmen after a meeting with the officials at the Irrigation office here on Wednesday that that the Telangana government had generated 39.5 MU electricity worth `237 crore through the release of water from Nagarjuna Sagar project (NSP) to the Krishna delta recently.

“But the Telangana CM and the irrigation minister are making baseless and provocative statements on the water release to the delta.

They have indeed got benefited through the water release,” the minister added.

The Irrigation minister also said that his government was planning to conserve each drop of the water by taking up water conservation mission.

Watersheds, check-dams and percolation pits will be constructed and desiltation of the tanks will also be taken up under the water conservation mission.

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