Petition filed by Andhra Pradesh over sharing of Krishna river water, July 2021

  • 14/07/2021

Writ Petition filed by Andhra Pradesh before the Supreme Court over sharing of Krishna river water with Telangana.

The petition stated that Telangana was refusing to follow the decisions taken under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014 and was also responsible for violating Bachwat Award of May 31, 1976. In the case Srisailam Dam project, the reservoir’s quantity has seriously depleted on account of use of water therefrom for generation of power in Telangana and this fact has been established from the daily readings submitted by authorities of that Dam.

The Ministry of Jal Shakti in its communication, June 17, 2021 had asked the Director (Hydel) TSGENCO " to stop further release of water immediately through Srisailam Left Power House and follow the water release orders issued by KRMB, except in case of extreme grid urgency.”

However, instead of complying with the same, the state issued a notification (GO RT No. 34 dated June 28, 2021) directing TSGENCO to generate hydel power upto 100% installed capacity in the state. 

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