The Andhra Pradesh Government has petitioned the Central Water Commission to restrain the Telangana government from undertaking any activity that was contrary to the mandate of AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.
- In a letter to the CWC Chairman, the AP Government, referred to Telangana taking up Palamaru Rangareddy and Nakkalagandi lift irrigation schemes on the surplus Krishna waters and said that unilaterally proceeding with any new project, pending adjudication of the references by Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal-II, without approval by Krishna River Management Board and the Apex Council will be tantamount to violation of principles laid down in the Act.
About Central Water Commission:
It is a premier Technical Organization of India in the field of Water Resources and is presently functioning as an attached office of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India.
- The Commission is entrusted with the general responsibilities of initiating, coordinating and furthering in consultation of the State Governments concerned, schemes for control, conservation and utilization of water resources throughout the country, for purpose of Flood Control, Irrigation, Navigation, Drinking Water Supply and Water Power Development.
- Central Water Commission CWC is headed by a Chairman, with the status of Ex-Officio Secretary to the Government of India.
Sources: The Hindu, CWC.