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TS, AP must work in tandem for use of river waters & development: KCR

Reiterating that he will maintain cordial relations with the neighbouring States, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today asserted that he would work in tandem with Andhra Pradesh for development.

Interacting with the media at Bhadrachalam in Khammam district during Sri Rama Navami Utsavalu, the Chief Minister said he would avoid having any sort of tussle and situation with his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu. “Certainly we have to work together with regard to use of river waters and any other development issue”, KCR maintained. “Along the stretch of Alampur in Mahbubnagar to Bhadrachalam in Khammam district, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are frontier States and Telangana cannot make use of waters at Dummugudem project which will be used by Andhra Pradesh”, he said, adding AP can get 1500 tmc waters even if Telangana makes use of 1000 tmc waters. Both the Telugu States have to make ample use of river waters avoiding conflicts and wastage into the ocean”, KCR asserted.

Recalling that he had announced during Assembly session of mutual cooperation between the two Telugu states, he said he agreed to Naidu’s suggestion on avoiding conflict on sharing of river waters among the States. “Of course, the two States have to grow simultaneously and we will work in tandem”, he remarked. “It is better if Telugu people make use of waters going waste into the Bay of Bengal”, he added.  (NSS)