Control release of water from Srisailam: Panel

Kurnool: The leaders of Rayalaseema Saguneeti Sadhana Samithi (RSSS) have called upon the people of Rayalaseema region to unite and demand that water should not be released to Nagarjuna Sagar downstream until the water level in the Srisailam reservoir reaches 854 feet.

They have also stressed upon the importance of applying pressure on the government regarding the completion of pending irrigation projects in Rayalaseema.

RSSS president, B. Dasaratharami Reddy addressed the media in Nandyal on Sunday. While projects such as Prakasam Barrage, Nagarjuna Sagar, Srisailam, Pulichintala, Pattiseema, and Polavaram have been realised to meet the needs of the Krishna delta region, he expressed concern over the lack of attention towards the stabilisation of Rayalaseema projects, such as Gundrevula Reservoir, Siddeswaram Alugu, Tungabhadra Upper Canal, and Vedavathi Lift Irrigation Schemes.

He criticised that on one hand the dates for the release and retention of water in the Krishna delta region are announced, assuring the farmers of the availability of irrigation water; on the other hand, farmers of Rayalaseema are uncertain about receiving water supply for their irrigation needs.

Despite the absence of significant flood flow in the Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers, the irrigation minister has expressed confidence in diverting water to the Krishna delta, causing apprehension among the people of Rayalaseema, he explained.

He demanded the need for equitable distribution of water and requested the government to address the concerns of the people of Rayalaseema.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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