Maharashtra and Telangana reach understanding to construct five barrages

, 6:08 PM IST

Hyderabad : In a bid to resolve a decades-long inter-state water disputes, the Governments of Maharashtra and Telangana have reached an understanding to construct five barrages on Godavari, Penganga and Pranahita rivers for irrigation purposes.

According to reports, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will leave for Mumbai on March 7 to meet his Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis and sign an agreement on construction of the projects.

A release by Rao’s office said that the five proposed projects include Kaleswaram, a barrage at Rajapet on Penganga, a barrage between Chankha-Kovata, a barrage at Penpahad and another one at Tammidihatti on Pranahita river in Adilabad district.

A barrage would also be built at Medigadda in Karimnagar district. (ANI)