MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Telangana state Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao signed a treaty on Tuesday for the sharing of water, assuring people that no village from either state would be submerged in water.
The TS government is going to build three barrages — Thummidihatti on the Pranhita river, Medigadda on the Godavari river and Chanakha-Korta on the Penganga river — that would benefit both the states.
Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli, Yavatmal and Chandrapur districts will benefit and 30,000 hectares of land will be irrigated as a result.
“We are happy that Telangana has cooperated with us in the use of water. The issues with the earlier government are resolved. The treaty is going to benefit us immensely and not a single village would be submerged in water from the rivers. I have requested the Telangana CM to protect Maharashtra’s interests in the dispute over the Krishna river as well,” Mr Fadnavis said. The TS government is going to fund the construction of the barrages and land acquisition too.