AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has appealed to Krishna River Management Board to protect the interests of farmers of both Telugu States – AP and Telangana. He said that both the States are facing scarcity of drinking and irrigation water when there was fall in water levels in the Krishna river.
The Chief Minister interacted with the KRMB chairman at Prakasam barrage in Vijayawada today when the KRMB team was inspecting the Prakasam barrage. The Chief Minister appealed to the KRMB chairman for judicious release of water to both the Telugu States as they are facing problem from the States upstream of Krishna when the water levels are low. The Chief Minister explained about the real time water management system being implemented in the State.
On receipt of the information about the KRMB team inspection, the Chief Minister, who was on his way to Srikakulam to attend Janma Bhoomi program stopped his convoy at Prakasam barrage and spoke to the KRMB chairman and member-secretary. Minister for Water Management Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, who accompanied the KRMB team to Prakasam barrage, said the team inspected Pulichintala project on Thursday. He said the team has been inspecting the Prakasam barrage. The Chief Minister said both the Telugu States are facing problem from the upper States, including Maharashtra and Karnataka due to non-release of water at the time of crisis.
KRMB chairman H K Haldar said the team members, including member-secretary Sameer Chatterjee, inspected the structures of Krishna river. He said they are studying the real time distribution system of Krishna water. He said they inspected Pulichintala on Thursday and inspecting Prakasam barrage today. The team will leave for Hyderabad after completing the two-day inspection of structures of Krishna river today. Earlier the team members discussed with irrigation officials at Chief Minister’s camp office. (NSS)