KRMB asks AP to stop drawls from Srisailam

Samir Chatterjee, member secretary KRMB, pointed out that AP had drawn 12.436 tmc of water from the regulator on Tuesday against an allocation of five TMC to meet the drinking water needs on September 22.

By Author   |   Published: 3rd Oct 2017   8:28 pm

Hyderabad: The Krishna River Management Board on Tuesday issued a fresh order directing Andhra Pradesh government to stop water drawals from Srisailam Reservoir through the Pothyreddypadu Head Regulator (PRPHR).

Samir Chatterjee, member secretary of the Board, pointed out that AP had drawn 12.436 tmc of water from the regulator till 6 am on Tuesday against an allocation of five TMC given by KRMB to meet the drinking water needs on September 22.

The Board had on September 27 issued an order asking AP to stop drawals through Pothyreddypadu as the State had exceeded it’s allotment of five TMC. But  AP continued to draw water from the reservoir ignoring the KRMB  orders.

The Engineer in Chief of Telangana C Muralidhar also reminded the board on Tuesday about the continued drawals of AP.

Meanwhile, the KRMB  has asked a joint team comprising officials from the board and CWC besides Telangana State and AP to visit the PRPHR as part of a fresh stock-taking exercise.