Latest News

Telangana government sets its priorities on interlinking clear | Published: 13th September 2017 | Posted Date: Wednesday 13th September 2017 06:08 PM

TS irrigation minister T. Harish Rao, AP water resources minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao and Union minister Nitin Gadkar prepare to discuss interlinking of rivers, in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Hyderabad: Making its policy on interlinking of rivers clear, the Telangana state government on Tuesday said that in basin inhabitants of riparian states should be given priority and the needs of those people living outside the basin limits may be considered only after the needs of in-basin areas are fully met. 

Irrigation minister T. Harish Rao, participating in the National Water Development Agency annual general body meeting held in New Delhi on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari, put forth two conditions for accepting the interlinking of rivers. 

He said all the requirements of riparian states had to be met first before the water is transferred to the basin of any other river. 

“These two tenets are sacrosanct and must be observed while planning interlinking of rivers in the country,” Mr Harish Rao said, assuring the support of the TS government to the proposal, provided these two conditions were met. 

Mr Harish Rao suggested the Mahanadi-Godavari interlinking be taken up first before work on the Godavari-Krishna link begins, since assessment of the true yield of Godavari at various dependent points and impact on the ongoing projects was incomplete. He said that this was likely to take time and therefore the Mahanadi-Godavari sub-link should be taken up first.

Meanwhile, AP water resources minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao informed the meeting that the AP government had successfully linked Godavari and Krishna rivers in 2015 through the Pattiseema lift scheme in a record time of less than one year. 

He said that by diverting floodwater into the deficit Krishna river, the state government was able to save crops worth `8,000 crore in the Krishna delta during the last two kharif seasons. 

Mr Uma Maheswara Rao said that interlinking of rivers was quite advisable and was the need of the hour. He said AP was also facing a situation where hundreds of tmc ft of water is going waste into the sea from the Godavari, while other parts of the state, especially Rayalaseema districts, were facing severe water shortage. 

The minister said that the AP government was further planning to link other rivers flowing within the state. He also invited the Union water resources minister to visit the ongoing projects and other innovative activities being implemented in AP.




Big boost for five temples in Telangana

In the previous budgets, YTDA was given Rs 100 crore each year, but this time the quantum was increased.

Telangana Budget: Public spending on irrigation, infrastructure helps boost GSDP

Telangana State which proposed its budget for 2018-19 with a total estimated expenditure of ₹1,74,453 crore

CWCs Telangana rescued 17 kids from traffickers

Preliminary inquiries indicate that the children were being taken to Old City to work in the bangle-making industry.

Hyderabad ranks 8th in most governed cities

Score of city is an indication of the strength of the governance system and therefore its ability to deliver quality of life in a long-term.

Rules violated, Google removes 3.2 billion ads

More than 7,000 AdWords accounts has also been suspended for tabloid cloaking violations.

Telangana Budget 2018: Debt burden stands at Rs 1.80 lakh crore

Servicing the debt is a major burden on the Telangana state government every year.

Telangana Budget 2018: Discoms to bear free farm power burden

Finance minister Etela Rajendar said after Budget presentation that the free farm power supply would cost around Rs 1,000 crore.

Not easy for K Chandrasekhar Rao to stitch a Front

Even Didi and KCR differ on National Fronts nature.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi woos farmers, poorer sections

Significant hike in sops for BCs, EBCs, SCs, STs, Minorities; Rs 25,000 crore for irrigation projects.

Hyderabad: Budget showers Corporations with big bucks

The government has also allocated Rs 566.02 crore to the Hyderabad Road Development Corporation Limited.

Congress a notional party, says K T Rama Rao

The proposed front by K Chandrasekhar Rao will fill this gap.

Telangana is likely to have thunderstorm, for next 2 days

Warning for TS: Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds likely to occur at isolated places in all districts of TS.

comments powered by Disqus