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Telangana and AP to discuss utilization of Godavari water

Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh – K Chandrasekhar Rao and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will discuss the strategy on better utilisation of Godavari water for both the states on June 28 and June 29 in Hyderabad.

Sources say that a team of irrigation officials including special Chief Secretary (Irrigation) of AP and other officials will also attend the meeting.

AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Telangana CM KCR had previously discussed in a meeting in Amaravati, on how to utilise the Godavari waters.

It is heard that both the Chief Ministers came to a broad agreement to utilise 1,480 tmcft of Godavari water and 811 tmcft of Krishna water allocated to the combined AP.

“We will irrigate each inch of land in both the States by using the available water,” Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said recently.

It is known that the government of Telangana shares a friendly relationship with Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh on sharing of river waters. So, the state Government opinions that there won’t be the intervention of courts to resolve the disputes among the states.