The Telangana government has urged the Centre not to give the administrative sanctions to Karnataka for its proposed Upper Tunga and Upper Bhadra projects on the Tungabhadra river.
In a letter to the Central Water Commission, Telangana Engineer-in-Chief (IW) C Muralidhar said that the Centre should not give its nod to Karnataka without considering the tribunal judgements and inter-state disputes over the project, and that it should look into the concerns of Telangana too.
"Once the permission is given and the projects are constructed, the water flows to the Krishna river will drastically come down, and there will be an adverse impact on Telangana," he said.
Muralidhar reminded the Centre that the Bachawat Tribunal had not allocated any water to the proposed irrigation projects.
He said that the Centre should also look into the water requirements of the lower riparian States and take their grievances into consideration before giving the administrative sanctions.
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