Polavaram continues to be a tough Problem

 Polavaram continues to be a tough Problem

The multi-purpose Polavaram project continues to be a tough problem. Both Andhra and Telangana Legislative Assemblies have passed resolutions on the project, each with a firm, distinct stand.

While the Telangana Government wants design changes and has expressed concern about the transfer of some villages to AP and the submergence of certain mandals, AP has passed a resolution seeking its implementation within three years.

Both the States have sought a new water sharing methodology for Krishna and Godavari .

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Even the issue of sharing of 10 tmc of water between the two States took over a week to resolve and went through only after the intervention of the Central Water Commission. Late on Tuesday, it was decided to release 3.5 tmc to Krishna delta over seven days.

Apart from these broader issues, there are more at the operational level.

Sharing/allocation of human resources and deciding the jurisdiction in some cases are among these. The High Court has sought clarity on its jurisdiction.

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