Intensifying the water war between the two Telugu states, Telangana government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court over Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Project (RLIP). Telangana government urged the apex court to stop the tenders process of RLI project as it violates the AP Reorganisation Act (APRA) 2014.
The move came hours after Andhra Pradesh government the tender process for the irrigation project which is alleged to be violating the rules laid by Krishna River Management Board (KRMB). While the petition was filed online, the Supreme Court is likely to take up the petition for hearing by next week.
It all started with Andhra Pradesh planning to lift the lion share i.e, three to four tmc of water of the Krishna waters released from the Srisailam project via Pothireddypadu which reportedly didn’t go well with T-government. Telangana government has not only objected to the GO 203 but also has sought stay orders against the GO.
On its part, Andhra Pradesh government filed a complaint with the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) over the depleting water level in Srisailam dam. Followed by which, KRMB had directed the Telangana government to stop the release of water from Srisailam dam’s left bank powerhouses immediately.
Though an apex council meet organised by Ministry of Jala Shakthi was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, it was postponed upon the request of KCR.