Hyderabad, Oct 26 (INN): The Andhra Pradesh Government on Sunday expressed serious apprehensions that both the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh would face severe scarcity of water for irrigation and drinking in near future if Telangana Government continues power generation at Srisailam Project.
Speaking to media persons after submitting a memorandum to the Governor at Raj Bhavan here, AP Irrigation minister Devineni Umamaheshwar Rao said that the standing crops spread across several thousand acres would be lost if the power generation continues. Stating that the Nagarjuna Sagar and Srisailam Dams need 73 TMC water, he said nearly 70,000 cusecs of water is getting released into the sea due to the ongoing power generation. He said no other State would provide water for irrigation and drinking in case both the States face severe scarcity in future.
Devineni told the Governor said that Telangana Government has rejected the offer made by AP Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu to provide 300 MW of power and went ahead with power production at Srisailam Project. He requested the Governor to immediately intervene into the matter to stop the Telangana Government from generation power.
He was accompanied with senior officials of his department.