HYDERABAD: In order to decide the share of Krishna river for the current financial year, the state government urged the Union water resources ministry to convene a meeting with AP and TS.
“We have requested water resources ministry to convene a meeting with both states on sharing of Krishna river for this year,” a senior official in Irrigation department said.
In case inadequate inflows and projects does not receive full water, then AP and TS are likely to share Krishna water in the ratio of 63.13:36.87. The ratio arrived in 2015 meeting based on the share of assured waters of AP (811 tmc) and TS (512 tmc) in Krishna river. The meeting at the ministry level was required as TS had reservations regarding the Krishna River Management Board. “KRMB is biased towards AP. We have raised this issue several times at the Union Ministry,” sources said.
Irrig dept preparing EMP, EIA report for Kaleshwaram
According to sources, Irrigation department is preparing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) reports on Kaleshwaram project for submitting them to ministry of forest and environment for clearance. The EAC recommended Terms of Reference clearance for Kaleshwaram with a condition that the in-principle clearance of CWC be submitted along with EIA & EMP report.