Amamravati: The Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) has directed the government of Andhra Pradesh to stop work on the Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme as it violates provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act (APRA) 2014.
KRMB member Harikesh Meena sent a letter to Andhra Pradesh special chief secretary for water resources development stating that even calling for tenders for work on the Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme would violate the APRA.
Citing letters written by the AP government, Harikesh Meena said granting admi-nistrative approval to new projects vide GoAP G0 RT No 203 dated May 5, 2020, is a violation of Section 84 and para-7 of the Eleventh Schedule of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.
As the AP government has not submitted the project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) to KRMB or the Central Water Commission for appraisal, KRMB has directed that “the government of Andhra Pradesh shall not go ahead with the project till the same was appraised by KRMB/CWC and the sanction of Apex Council is obtained.”
He said the Telangana government has complained to it that AP has begun the tender process for the irrigation project in violation of the instructions of the KRMB....