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Jagan Mohan Reddy requests Centre to release funds for Krishna-Godavari river interlinking project

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While talking to the media on Thursday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy told that he had requested the Centre to release funds for Krishna-Godavari river interlinking project.

Jagan Mohan Reddy has written a letter to Union Water Resources Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. In the letter, he urged the Bhartiya Janta Party government to ensure quicker delivery of financial assistance for the project. Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) MP Vijayasai Reddy handed over the letter to the Union minister. He also asked help for mitigating the decade-long drought problem in the districts of Prakasham, Rayalaseema, and Nellore.

Chief Minister told the media that Telangana has agreed to release Godavari waters to Nagarjuna Sagar and Srisailam. Therefore he urged the centre to do its part. He also mentioned that the delegation of scientific engineers and irrigation experts have met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for discussing the issue of lifting Godavari waters to Andhra Pradesh. It is said that upper riverine states like Karnataka and Maharashtra have raised the heights of their projects which has increased the problems of water scarcity in a lower riverine state like Andhra Pradesh.

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

The project aims to transfer the waters of the Godavari river to Krishna river which is a water-scarce channel. The project is mainly designed to meet the water needs of the drought-prone Rayalaseema region in the state. The proposed plan will enable states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to make good use of about 3000 thousand million cubics waters.

Recently, Jagan Mohan Reddy also extended his goodwill gesture to support Chennai in their water scarcity problem. He also held a meeting with a delegation comprising of Minister for Municipal Administration, Thiru S P Velumani, Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar and the Principal Secretary of the state to assure them of the positive actions.

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