The Andhra Pradesh government, which has been at the centre of a controversy after issuing the controversial GO 203 for drawing water from the Krishna river from the Pothireddypadu head regulator, received a blow from the National Green Tribunal after the latter issued a stay on the project works and asked the state government to not take up any kind of work on the project until further orders from it.
The NGT constituted a central committee to study the impact of the proposed project of the state government.
The committee will work in coordination with four different departments, and will consist of the members of the Krishna River Management Board, the Central Pollution Control Board and IIT Hyderabad.
The tribubal asked the committee to undertake a detailed study and submit its report within two months.
The tribubal passed the orders while dealing with a petition filed by one G Srinivas, a native of Narayanpeta district, urging it to stay the proposed works of the state government.
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