Telangana yet to move SC on Centre taking over irrigation | Sidnaz Blog

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HYDERABAD: After kicking up a furore over Centre taking over the irrigation projects on Krishna and Godavari rivers in Telangana and AP, the state government has been conspicuous by its strategic silence.
The government has neither approached the Supreme Court nor raised the ‘raw deal’ meted out to Telangana on the floor of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha till now.
Soon after a gazette notification was issued 10 days ago, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held an emergency meeting with senior irrigation officials and had decided to move the Supreme Court. It was also decided to meet Union minister of Jal Shakti and, if possible, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, apart from raising the issue in Parliament.
“As Parliament is witnessing a bedlam over the Pegasus snooping controversy and farm laws, our MPs could not find time to raise the issue in the Lok Sabha. We also sought an appointment with Union ministers who are busy with the Parliament session,” TRS floor leader in Lok Sabha Nama Nageswara Rao told TOI on Tuesday.
Party floor leader in Rajya Sabha K Keshava Rao said: “Since we did not get an opportunity to raise the issue, we will raise the gazette notification issue at another appropriate forum.”
Sources in the government said as the Jal Shakti ministry had referred the issue of constituting a new tribunal to legal experts, the state government will wait for the decision of the Centre and then decide the future course of action. The Centre reportedly assured the state government of getting a report on legal issues concerning the new tribunal within a month.
Irrigation special chief secretary Rajat Kumar held a meeting with irrigation officials to collect project-wise information. The Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) and Godavari River Management Board (GRMB) have once again asked both Telangana and AP to submit detailed project reports on the irrigation projects in their respective states.


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