The Board decided to maintain a separate record of surplus water utilisation, though it would not form part of the water utilisation account.
Bandi Sanjay said that Andhra Pradesh was withdrawing more than 150 TMC of water and attending the meeting would give KCR an opportunity to stop the drawal.
AP, TS ‘duty bound’ to extend their unreserved cooperation towards implementation of various clauses of the notification: Board chairmen
AP officials say they will submit details sought by KRMB, GRMB for timely implementation of gazette notification
He also discussed the water allocation made by Bachawat and Brijesh Kumar Tribunals to the State.
Meanwhile, Telangana officials urged the Krishna River Management Board to visit the Rayalaseema Project and submit a report to the National Green Tribunal on August 9.
Telangana officials had skipped the Coordination Committee convened by the Godavari River Management Board and the Krishna River Management Board on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
Andhra Pradesh officials said that they needed clarification on the inclusion of some irrigation projects in the gazette notification.
The Coordination Committee was formed to implement the gazette notification of the Jal Shakti Ministry, which brought 107 irrigation projects in AP and Telangana under the GRMB and KRMB
The Jal Shakti joint-secretary wanted the Board to take pro-active action to ensure that the terms of the gazette notification were implemented in letter and spirit, within the timelines prescribed.
With the GRMB deciding to conduct the coordination committee meeting before convening the full board meeting, Telangana officials are likely to skip the meeting.
The board likely to discuss issues of seed funding, CISF security cover and pending approvals for ‘unapproved’ projects among others.
Hailing Modi Sarkar at the Centre, BJP state chief Somu Veerraju said gazette notification issued notifying two river water management boards was the best solution for inter-state river disputes.
BJP leaders said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had betrayed the people of southern Telangana by hatching a plot with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The provisions that need fine-tuning, according to the AP government, are that certain projects outside the river basins were also included in the boards’ jurisdiction.