The Telangana government has moved the Supreme Court against the Rayalaseema lift irrigation project being planned by the Andhra Pradesh government to get the Srisailam backwaters through the Krishna river.
The Telangana government urged online the apex court to stall the project as it would result in a loss to the Palamur, Ranga Reddy and other water projects in the state.
It also appealed to the court to stay the tenders process for the project.
The Krishna River Management Board has already asked the AP government to not to go ahead with the project, or with any other project which has no permission from the apex council.
The board also directed the AP government to submit the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of the Rayalaseema lift irrigation project.
The Telangana pushback started with the state's Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao asking his officials last week to not to let go of even a drop of water of the river that belonged to the state. He directed the officials to move the Supreme Court to thwart the AP government's plans with the Rayalaseema lift irrigation project. The officials then moved the apex court urging it to stall the project and its tenders process likely on August 11.
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