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Availability of water in Telangana state higher than national average

The State’s per capita water availability was higher than the country’s average, said Chief Minister’s OSD (Irrigation) Sridhar Rao Deshpande. 

Published: 16th May 2022 09:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2022 09:12 AM   |  A+A-

The State Irrigation officials on Thursday urged the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) to take into account only 20 per cent of the water drawn for domestic and drinking water purposes.

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By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The State’s per capita water availability was higher than the country’s average, said Chief Minister’s OSD (Irrigation) Sridhar Rao Deshpande. Delivering a key note address on ‘the necessity of per capita water availability  and per capita storage capacity in the country’ at the 220th birth anniversary celebration of Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton, organised by the Institution of Engineers (India) here on Sunday, Deshpande said that the total water availability in Krishna and Godavari rivers in Telangana was around 1,300 tmcft and the storage capacity was 950 tmcft

Recognising the importance of increasing the water storage capacity, CM K Chandrasekhar Rao has proposed 141 tmcft storage at Kaleshwaram, 68 tmcft in Palamuru-Rangareddy and 25.26 tmcft in Dindi, the OSD said.



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