Telangana Government got temporary relief in the ongoing dispute regarding power generation using water from Srisailam dam.
After an inconclusive meet yesterday with the chief secretaries of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, Krishna Water Board today permitted Telangana to use 3 TMCs of water from Srisailam for power generation till November 2. The board will then review its decision when it meets again on November 15th. It is coming out that while AP is happy with the board decision, Telangana is unhappy with the decision as the state is facing severe scarcity of power.
Even yesterday Telangana officials made it clear that it will be detrimental to the farmers of the state. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments waged bitter battle over water usage and tensions flared up with Andhra Pradesh CM Chandra Babu Naidu writing letter to Krishna Water Board to direct Telagnana to stop usage of water from Srisailam dam as it affects the farmers of Rayalaseema.
However Telangana remained adamant saying it has full powers to use the waters for power generation and it cannot stop as it is facing acute power problem which is resulting in suicides of farmers. With Telangana and Andhra ministers entering fray making allegations and counter allegations, it snowballed into major controversy. Hope Krishna Water Board’s decision will solve the problem at least temporarily.