Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao met Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharati

Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao met Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharati

In the wake of a dispute between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over sharing of water and electricity, Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao met Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharati .

The meeting comes days after the Krishna River Management Board, whose chairperson is the Union Water Resource Minister, ordered Telangana to utilise only three tmc ft of water from Srisailam reservoir for power generation till November 2.

After the meeting with Uma Bharati, Harish Rao said that power generation was essential to provide electricity for 20 lakh pumpsets to supply water for crops in the state.

He also charged that the Government of Andhra Pradesh has not shared the power that Telangana was entitled to.

Andhra Pradesh wants Telangana to stop power generation, because continued power generation would lead to problems in supply of drinking water in the Rayalaseema region.

 

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