Hyderabad: Two farmers from Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh have filed a writ petition before the Telangana High Court seeking suspension of a government order directing TS Generation Corporation (TS Genco) to produce hydel power to 100 per cent of installed capacity.
The petitioners, G. Sivaramakrishna Prasad and M. Venkatappa, sought an urgent hearing by way of house motion on Sunday, but the High Court did not accord permission. The writ petition will come up for hearing in its regular course.
The petitioners contended that the order, GO Rt. No. 34 of the energy (Power-II) department dated 28-6-2021, would affect their right to eke out a livelihood adversely, and would cause great loss to the farmers of Andhra Pradesh. The GO was contrary to the Electricity Act, they said.
Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar are common reservoirs between the Telugu states over which the TS government has no exclusive jurisdiction to draw water as per its whims and fancies, they said. The petitioners sought a direction to the TS government to adhere to the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal award and the mutual agreement of June 2015.