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Harish Rao asks Nitin Gadkari to stop Andhra Pradesh from constructing irrigation project

Rao told Gadkari that Andhra Pradesh was planning a new lift irrigation scheme to draw water from Tungabhadra river in Anantapur district.

Published: 31st October 2018 07:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2018 07:43 AM   |  A+A-

Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao (File | EPS)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Caretaker Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao in a letter on Tuesday requested Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari to restrain Andhra Pradesh government from the construction of a lift irrigation scheme meant for diversion of 40 tmc of Tungabhadra water.

Rao told Gadkari that Andhra Pradesh was planning a new lift irrigation scheme to draw water from Tungabhadra river in Anantapur district.

“KWDT-1 observed that Tungabhadra tributary has to contribute substantial flows to Krishna, the main river, in order to meet the requirements of downstream projects.” 

“But, the present proposal of AP to divert about 40 TMC from Tungabhadra would completely diminish the flows and adversely affect projects of Telangana,” Harish Rao said in his letter. He also sent a copy of the AP government GO issued for the diversion of the water.

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