National Green Tribunal defers hearing on contempt plea to September 16; Ministry of Environment and Forests says no signs of progress in project construction activities
They contended that the board’s report nowhere mentioned that the works taken up pertain to the components of the project.
From Saturday 8:30 am to Sunday 8:30 am, heavy rains occurred at one or two places in Krishna and West Godavari. Light to moderate rains occurred at several places.
The KRMB had also written to Telangana on multiple occasions asking the latter to stop power generation, but to no avail.
The overpass will now be called ‘Srinivasa Setu’; opposition members stage sit-in protesting the move.
The report also noted specific excavations on the site.
The National Green Tribunal will examine the report submitted by the KRMB on Monday.
In a letter to the board, Irrigation Engineer-in-Chief C Muralidhar says Andhra Pradesh has been utilising more water than its earmarked share of 31.90 tmcft.
The function halls took one of the worst beatings in the COVID situation as they did not get many bookings even after the restrictions were eased.
Since the matter is in the tribunal, member secretary of KRMB DM Raipure said that the findings will only be revealed to the green panel.
If at all the proposed visit to the Rayalaseema Lift Scheme doesn’t happen for any unforeseen reason on Wednesday, the committee is expected to carry out the inspection by Thursday, August 12, 2021.
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.
Kadapa, Chittoor, Anantapur and Kurnool districts of the drought-prone Rayalaseema region received the most surplus rainfall.
The National Green Tribunal considered Krishna River Management Board's affidavit that Andhra Pradesh wasn’t cooperating to carry out an inspection, and issued direction accordingly.
He said Bachawat Tribunal had given an opportunity to rectify water sharing when TDP was in power in 1994-2004.