Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao will hold deliberations on sharing of Krishna and Godavari Rivers waters with his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on June 27.
According to sources, both the Chief Ministers will review the present status besides studying the water sharing system and mechanism as per Brijesh Kumar Tribunal. Although it was reportedly agreed upon earlier to hold the meeting in Amravati, the final venue and time are yet to be finalised.
While addressing a press conference after State Cabinet meeting last week, CM KCR had expressed willingness to end water sharing disputes with all; neighbouring States, especially Andhra Pradesh.
He had also announced setting up of a high-level committee comprising senior officials of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to suggest means to utilise nearly 5,000 TMC of water which is going waste into the sea.
The committee is expected to come up with a report suggesting construction of new irrigation projects or enhancing the capacity of existing ones for effective utilisation of Krishna and Godavari Rivers. (INN)