Thus, the Rayalaseema LIS in AP and Palamuru- Rangareddy LIS in Telangana on Krishna and also Kaleshwaram LIS in TS will be construed as new projects.
The postponement of the meeting is learnt to have been necesstitated after the Chairman of the Apex Council, Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, tested positive for COVID-19.
Taking stock of the Godavari flood situation through a video conference, CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the Collectors of East and West Godavari districts to take up rescue operations.
'Nearly 1 lakh cusecs may be released by tonight (Monday) or tomorrow (Tuesday),' an official said.
The minister directed the officials to swiftly act and restore power supply in flood-affected villages on a war footing.
In Chintalapadu of Chandralapadu mandal, some women prayed to the Krishna river as around 200 acres of agriculture crops were inundated in the floodwater.
The Union Minister wrote separate letters to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his AP counterpart YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday.
While a decision to be taken in the Apex Council meeting is expected to be held later this month, officials from AP are apprehensive about its implementation due to past experience.
Officials see no merit in TS plea against Rayalaseema Lift Scheme proposed by State
We are transparent in our activities and have always maintained that we will take all requisite clearances before taking up any project. The same was informed to the board as well.
GRMB chairman J Chandrashekhar Iyer reiterated that the Telangana government should stop work on all ‘new’ projects, as was intimated in a letter dated May 30.
Telangana Principal Secretary, Irrigation, Rajat Kumar said that they were using their allocated water in Godavari as per their requirements for the ‘old’ projects.
The State had decided to construct the barrage on Godavari to supply water to Devadula project. For this, it became necessary to procure forest land in Eturunagaram and Venkatapuram.
The Godavari River Management Board on Saturday had asked the state Irrigation Principal Secretary Rajat Kumar not to go ahead with the construction of new projects.
GRMP’s action comes in response to AP complaint on illegal projects in Telangana.