Saturday, November 29, 2008

AP will not allow Maha to use extra Godavari water: YSR

AP will not allow Maha to use extra Godavari water: YSR
Hyderabad, Nov 25: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy on Tuesday announced that all steps would be taken to ensure that Maharasthra did not use any extra water from river Godavari over the allotted 60 tmc ft as per the inter-state agreement signed in 1975.
The Chief Minister's directive comes in the wake of opposition's criticism that the AP government was remaining indifferent even as the Maharashtra government was going ahead with the illegal construction of Babli and 11 other small irrigation projects of river Godavari that could turn six districts of Telangana region into a desert.
A Telugu Desam Party delegation comprising MPs and MLAs recently visited the project sites to inspect the progress of works but was prevented from visiting the main Babli project site.
Later, an all-party meeting was held in Hyderabad demanding that the state government take urgent steps to stop Maharashtra from going ahead with the Babli works.