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Andhra, Telangana seek Centre’s intervention over water sharing issue

New Delhi, July 13: Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have asked for the Centre’s intervention over sharing of water and electricity, and presented their cases to Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharati.

Andhra Pradesh wants Telangana to stop power generation because continued power generation would lead to problems in supply of drinking water in the Rayalaseema region but Telangana has refused to stop power generation as it is needed to cater to the power requirements of farmers in the state.

Telangana’s Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao met Uma Bharati here today.

“As the Telangana Government has sought the Centre’s intervention in the Srisailam hydel power generation issue, we are also planning to present our case in Delhi so as to request the Centre to ensure that Krishna River Water Management Board’s decision over the issue is implemented in toto,” said Umamaheswara Rao, Andhra Pradesh’s Irrigation Minister.

He said that the state government has decided to present a strong argument before the Centre over the contentious issues of generation of power at the Srisailam reservoir as well as sharing of the funds and assets of the institutions which have not been divided between the two states. (ANI)

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