Though it was earlier planned to have the board in and around Vijayawada, a change of location is most likely as the State government is determined to relocate the executive capital to Visakhapatnam.
All these years, the discussion always was about already developed Krishna and Godavari deltas and the project to stabilise them.
While AP has furnished data as sought, which the board asked to revise due to certain ‘discrepancies’, the Telangana officials haven’t submitted the data, according to the board.
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.
As the three-member committee on water sharing between both the States would be convened shortly, the KRMB said that the matter can be discussed then.
The KRMB has sent the communication following a complaint from the Telangana after the AP government invited tenders for the Rayalaseema Lift Project.
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The state government is yet to submit detailed project report of Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme to the Central Water Commission.
As steady inflows continued to Srisailam reservoir over the last 10 days, the officials informed the board that 8 TMC ft of water was necessary for both the districts.
The committee held a virtual meeting on Wednesday, during which the board members along with officials from AP, Telangana and other States discussed various issues.
According to Krishna River Management Board, the water utilisation between AP and TS is in the ratio 69.832:30.167
According to the communication dated May 30, the KRMB said that it was directed by the Union Jal Shakti Ministry to convey that no new projects could be taken up sans requisite permissions.
Officials are likely to inform the board that the proposed project's DPR would be furnished after the Telangana government submits the DPRs of their projects.
“The board had sent a draft to the Union ministry, which is pending as the Telangana government opposed it. Things haven’t moved since.
The NGT’s zonal bench in Chennai also constituted a committee to study the environmental impact, in wake of the applicant alleging that the proposed project would result in Krishna basin becoming dry