Hyderabad: At the end of a four-hour meeting, the Telangana state convinced the Krishna River Management Board to allot it an additional 4 percentage point share in the main storage in the Krishna river. When the issue of wasting of waters under Nagarjunasagar left (Telangana state) and right (AP) canals was raised, the board agreed to appoint a sub-committee with officials from the two governments to look into the issue.
The meeting was attended by board chairman S.K. Srivatsav, member secretary A. Paramesam, Special Chief Secretary (TS irrigation) S.K. Joshi, AP water resources Sasi Bhu-shan Kumar, Engineers-in-Chief C. Muralidhar (TS), M. Venkateswara Rao (AP), Chief Engineers S. Suneel (Nagar-junasagar) and C. Narayana Reddy (Srisailam dam). When Mr Joshi again mentioned that since Hyderabad is the common capital city for both the states, the drinking water allocation for the city should be shared by AP, Mr Bhushan Kumar retorted, albeit in a lighter vein that the matter had already been discussed and is a closed affair. And, if the common capital logic is to be applied, then TS better allocate some share in the revenues from Hyderabad to Andhra Pradesh.