As per an agreement signed between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in 1983, the former should release 8 tmcft of water between July and October and 4 tmcft between January and April to the latter.
Observing that the present storage level in the Kandaleru reservoir in AP was 17.60 tmcft against its capacity of 58.6 tmcft, the TN government said only 150 cusecs of water reached its border due to a breach in the canal at Uppalamadugu.
As an alternative, AP is transporting water through lorries. Against the 12 tmcft of water to be supplied, only 3.90 tmcft of water had been received so far. The TN government assured its assistance to carry out permanent repair works at Uppalamadugu near Kalahasti ahead of the summer season.
On Tamil Nadu’s request to form rules for supply of drinking water as per the Krishna water project at the earliest, Andhra Pradesh officials said a joint committee constituted for the task had already submitted its report and it was under the examination of Andhra Pradesh government. Details of the same would be sent to Tamil Nadu government soon, they said.