Hyderabad, Feb 12 (Hydnow): Irrigation Minister Uttam Kumar Reddy said that during KCR’s tenure, Telangana was treated unfairly in the share of Krishna water. He said that the capacity of Pothireddypadu has been increased by giving G.O. 203.
He said that the Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Project has been taken up with a capacity of 3 TMC per day. It is said that the water that should come to Telangana is being diverted to Andhra illegally.
From 2004 to 2014, Srisailam reservoir received 10,665 TMC while after the formation of Telangana, 1200 TMC was diverted from 2014 to 2024.
Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that KCR’s sins have become a curse for Telangana. Uttam criticized the KCR government for failing to protect the state’s share in water shares.
Uttam said that they want to distribute Krishna Water according to priorities.
He said that there is no intention of handing over the projects to KRMB under any circumstances. Krishna water is the main life source of Telangana.
Uttam Kumar Reddy said that after the formation of Telangana, 50 percent more water was illegally diverted to Andhra Pradesh.
Terrible injustice was done to Telangana by handing over more water
Pothireddypadu capacity has been increased by giving G.O. 203.
The Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Project with a capacity of 3 TMC per day has been taken up.
Pothireddypadu regulator capacity was 44 thousand cusecs during YS tenure. increased to 92,500 cusecs in 2020.
Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that Telangana did not get the water it should have by gravity. He criticized the BRS government for doing injustice to the people of Telangana. Rs. 27,500 crores were spent and not even a single acre was given water. (Hydnow)
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