Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday objected yet again to AP releasing Srisailam waters for the Pothireddypadu head regulator.
TS Genco chairman-cum-managing director, Devulpally Prabhakar said, “It is not the end of the inflows, still inflows are reaching Srisailam and likely to continue for some more days. We are not wasting water. Each drop is being stored at NS dam downstream.”
In a strongly worded reply to KRMB over its stop orders, AP engineer-in-chief M. Venkateswara Rao said that the TS government wants to deny AP its rightful share of Krishna waters from Srisailam, knowing full well that they cannot draw water below 854 ft level.
That is why it is diverting waters through the power house to deplete the water level to below 854 ft, he alleged.
He said that between 854 ft and the present dam level of 872 ft, only 35 tmc ft of water is available at Srisailam. If AP cannot take advantage of the present level, it cannot meet the drinking water needs of Anantapur, Kadapa, Kurnool and other areas till the next monsoon.
AP has also placed a fresh indent for 9 tmc ft. However, KRMB chairman S.K. Srivatsava said he may convene the three-member working group of the board on October 3 to review the whole issue. He said it is not proper for the states to violate the orders of the Board....