The delegation from the State, led by its president Kanna Lakshminarayana, apprised the Union Minister of the status of the progress made.
The BJP leaders, after visiting the project site, felt that the YSRC could have first exposed the alleged irregularities committed by the previous TDP regime before going for reverse tendering.
A subject like water needs to be treated holistically, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat says, as he speaks to TNIE about the challenges in conserving water.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the Chairman of the Delhi Jal Board, said he was thankful to Shekhawat for his comments.
‘Cong is in a state of confusion as party’s leaders are supporting NDA’
State Drinking Water and Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had launched ‘Vasudha Yojana’ to provide drinking water to villages in Odisha.
Polavaram project decision to be in favour of Andhra, Centre: Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
However, Shekhawat said the Centre will take a final call on approving reverse tendering after going through the report submitted by the Polavaram Project Authority (PPA).
Addressing state minister's conference on Jal Jeevan Mission here, Shekhawat exuded confidence and said that the target would be achieved if all the stakeholders walk together.
They are playing a mind game just like the TDP to cover up their failures.
Gajendra Shekhawat's comments assume importance as after the Pulwama terror attack early February and Delhi's retaliatory bombing of a terror camp in Balakot, the bilateral ties have hit new lows.
The Union water resources minister also said the government is progressing well on its river-linking project under the national perspective plan.
The State government’s argument is that the PPA did not explicitly tell it to drop its idea.
He pointed out that while the entire Krishna basin is affected, there will be availability of surplus water in Godavari river.
Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Wednesday launched the Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019.
India’s water is the most contaminated in the world, and countries which get much less rainfall than India have made themselves water-secure nations.