HYDERABAD: Telangana State government has lodged a complaint with the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal on Thursday over Andhra Pradesh government constructing an “illegal irrigation project” across the Tungabhadra river.
Based on the reports that the AP government is constructing a lift irrigation project between RDS and Sunkesula anicuts (dams) across Tungabhdra river, the Telangana irrigation officials, directed by irrigation minister T Harish Rao, lodged a complaint with Brijesh Kumar Tribunal calling the project “illegal”.
Though, the AP government issued a GO in April this year over the construction of a new irrigation project between RDS and Sunkesula anicuts, it did not furnish any information to the Apex Council or to the Telangana government. “With this, Tummilla LIS, Kalwakurthy LIS, Palamuru LIS, Dindi LIS, A Madhava Reddy LIS and NSP left canal in Telangana will be badly affected. Besides, there will be a shortage for water to meet drinking water needs of Hyderabad,” told the irrigation engineers in a press release on Thursday. “If the AP government wanted to divert more Tungabhadra water, it should take permission of the river Board,” they said.
TS government has already lodged complaints against the projects like Pattiseema, Gajuladinee, Guru Raghavendra, Siva Bhashyam among others constructed by the AP government.