HYDERABAD:The TRS government is speeding up its efforts to declare Pranahita-Chevella a national project by the Centre.
After getting the consent of Maharashtra government for the construction of a barrage on Pranahita river, TRS MPs led by B Vinod Kumar and others called on Central Water Commission (CWC) Chairman AB Pandya in Delhi on Tuesday and requested him to confer the national project status on Prnahita-Chevella.
According to sources, the MPs did not submit any written memorandum to the CWC Chairman, but made a request orally. They also requested him to alter the design of Polavaram project to be constructed by AP government. The change in design was needed to minimise submergence of areas, they felt. The MPs also wanted the CWC Chairman to do justice to Telangana in distribution of Krishna and Godavari waters. Meanwhile, forest and environment minister Jogu Ramanna has expressed happiness over Maharashtra’s consent to construct a barrage on Pranahita enabling Telangana to construct Pranahita-Chevella project. In a release here on Tuesday, Ramanna said the talks with Maharashtra government yielded positive results.