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Congress Leaders Meet Karnataka CM, Get 7 TMC Water

The Karnataka CM was urged to release 15 TMC water from the Narayanpur reservoir for Telangana, and agreed to release 7.
Hyderabad | 1st September 2017
Led by Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy, a delegation of state Congress leaders met Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru on Friday requesting him to release 15 TMC of water from the Narayanpur reservoir for the state.

Accepting the request, the Karnataka CM agreed to release 7 TMC of water.

The Congress delegation comprised of Leaders Of Opposition K Jana Reddy (Assembly) and Shabbir Ali (Council), MLAs D K Aruna, G Chinna Reddy, A Sampath Kumar and Vamshi Chand Reddy, TPCC Vice-President Mallu Ravi, General Secretaries Venugopal and Shravan Kumar Reddy, Treasurer Gudur Narayan Reddy, ex-MP V Hanumantha Rao and other leaders.

Speaking to media persons later, Reddy said that the Karnataka CM was urged to release 15 TMC water to meet the water supply shortages in Telangana. He said that Siddaramaiah was also requested to expedite works on Package 1&2 of the Rajoulibanda Diversion Scheme whose completion would ensure irrigation for one lakh acres of land in Mahabubnagar district.

He said that the Karnataka Chief Minister gave instructions for the release of 7 TMC of water from the Narayanapur reservoir, and also directed his officials to speed up the works on the RDS.

Reddy thanked Siddaramaiah for accepting the request made by the Congress leaders on behalf of people of Telangana.
filed in:  Telangana, Karnataka, N Uttam Kumar Reddy, Water Issues, Water Problems, Water Supply
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