“Resolving issues around Upper Krishna, Mekedatu and Mahadayi projects are our priority.
He said Bachawat Tribunal had given an opportunity to rectify water sharing when TDP was in power in 1994-2004.
A group of farmers filed the petition alleging that they moved the tribunal as the State did not address the grievances raised by them.
Delay in providing timely compensation to oustees for land acquisition has also caused these irrigation projects to drag on.
The Odisha government has reportedly been neglecting the state of affairs in the bordering villages, which AP is capitalising on.
TS’ proposed barrage and other projects on Krishna a reaction to AP’s Rayalseema works
Apart from servicing the debt, the State government is also committed to fund 20 capital intensive irrigation projects which are in various stages of construction.