Union Secretary, Ministry of Jalshakti, GoI Sri Pankaj Kumar held a Video Conference with the Chief Secretaries of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on the implementation of various provisions of the Gazettee notification dated 15-7-2021 regarding KRMB and GRMB.

Union Secretary, Ministry of Jalshakti Government of India  Sri Pankaj Kumar held a Video Conference today with the Chief Secretaries of  Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on the implementation of various provisions of the Gazettee  notification dated 15-7-2021 regarding KRMB and GRMB.

As per the decisions taken in the apex council meeting held on 6-10-2020, the Honourable Minister for Jalshakti requested Honourable Chief Minister of Telangana to withdraw the case from Supreme Court to consider to refer the matter to a tribunal under Section 3 of ISRWD act, 1956.  Accordingly, Telangana state withdrew its case from Supreme Court. Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar IAS requested the Government of India to take immediate action in this regard. Union Secretary has reiterated that the Government of India is actively pursuing the matter with Iaw Department, GOI.  And soon after receipt of opinion from law department the matter would be referred to the tribunal.

Chief Secretary informed that Telangana Government has submitted six detailed project reports (DPRs) of Sita Rama LIS, Sammakka Sagar Project (Thupakulagudem Project), Mukteshwar(Chinna Kaleshwaram) LIS, Chowtpally Hanumanth Reddy LIS, Modikuntavagu Project and Channaka –Korata Barage on Godavari River to the CWC in September 2021 which are still pending with the CWC.  The Jalshakti Secretary assured that these  projects will be cleared soon.

Chief Secretary also referred to another five projects in Godavari Basin – Ramappa-Pakala link project, Kaleswaram Project (Additional 1TMC per day), Kandakurthy LI Scheme, Gudem LIS and PV  Narsimharao Kanthanapally Barage – which were wrongly included in the unapproved list of projects in gazette notification of GRMB and asked the Secretary to delete them from the list of unapproved projects.

Chief Secretary observed that as there are no  major issues and no common projects for regulation between the two states regarding irrigation projects on Godavari river, there is no  need of GRMB.

Union Secretary also assured the Telangana Government that it would look into the issues raised by the state government on the illegal  irrigation projects taken up by Andhra Pradesh on the Krishna river.

Additional Secretary GOI Debashri Mukherjee, Joint Secretary Sri Sanjay Awasthi, participated from Ministry of Jalshakti, Special Chief Secretary I&CAD Sri Rajat Kumar, EinC Irrigation  (General) Sri C Muralidhar, EinC Gajwel Sri Hariram and OSD to CM Sri Sridhar Deshpande participated in the video conference from Government of Telangana state.

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