HYDERABAD: Even as the tribal people of Nalgonda district are up in arms against the setting up of a 200 MW thermal power plant at Pedaveedu in Mattampally mandal by MG Power Projects Ltd, the state government gave permission to the company on Wednesday to draw 11,712 kilo-litres of water a day (0.151 tmcft a year) from the surplus water of Krishna river for the project for five years.
The permission comes with the condition that the district collector should concur and the company should pay the rate for consumptive use as per GO Ms No 39, 2002 and at the rate as fixed by the government from time to time.
Further there are special conditions for using the surplus water at the permitted levels. These include the following: The water should be drawn only from the surplus flow of Krishna; a storage tank of sufficient capacity be built as per the irrigation norms; the point of drawl should be kept above FRL or above normal flood level; the company can’t claim that they have to draw the water to fullest extent as per GO. Priority should be for drinking and irrigation needs; a pump house should be built at the point of drawl.