The AP government also presented its arguments on whether the tribunal has the power to take action in cases of contempt as being alleged and concluded its arguments on October 4.
The Telangana government presented its concluding arguments during the heating.
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.
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.
Expressing its displeasure over repeated references to Rayalaseema Lift Scheme, the tribunal warned of imposing exemplary costs if it concludes that it is repeat litigation.
Rayalaseema Lift Scheme will be used to draw allocated quota of Krishna water only when water level reaches 800-850 feet in Srisailam Reservoir: Irrigation officials
It is learnt that the tribunal said it would hold the Chief Secretary responsible as the latter had assured in February that only investigation works were being taken up