Three days after the water wrangle between the two Telugu states reached the Supreme Court, Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana received a subtle shock from the Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Saturday.
Seems like the water scenarios didn’t go well with the centre which recently dusted its hands off the Amaravati Issue. Expressing deep concern over the water wrangle between the states, Union Union Ministry of Jal Shakti sent letters to respective chief ministers on Saturday.
In a rude shock, AP CM Jagan was instructed to hold the plan to lift the lion share i.e, three to four tmc of water of the Krishna waters released from the Srisailam project via Pothireddypadu.
Coming to the counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao, the Union minister directed officials of the Ministry to immediately call for a meeting of the Apex Council to discuss the issue. It can be noted that the Apex Council scheduled to address the water disputes on August 5 was postponed as KCR wrote to the union minister about his tight schedule.
The Union Minister was also learnt to call for a meeting of the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) over a detailed examination of the detailed project report (DPR) proposed by the Jagan-led government. This has sent a discursive message to the states’ CMOs that the centre is serious over the issue and is in no mood to encourage further delay.