Hyderabad: There were no inflows into Nagrajunasagar dam forcing the upstream Srisailam dam to release whatever little water it is holding right now.
It is a fact that Srisailam right bank power house can generate power simultaneously and also release water to downstream NS dam which is not possible with the left bank power house under the control of TS government; it cannot generate power if the Srisailam dam level is below 805 ft.
“It is for the AP irrigation department to communicate to us to release the waters through the right bank power house. As and when we get orders we will comply,” AP Power Genco chairman-cum-managing director Vijayanand said.
“Actually Srisailam is under AP’s control, they have to release the water. It is strange for them to make a complaint to KRMB about non-compliance of the orders. We are going to inform the KRMB of this and simultaneously put in a request to release 3 TMC ft of water for drinking purposes in Telangana and Hyderabad,” said senior official from the TS government....