Andhra/Telangana National

AP’s proposal to shift KRMB office to Visakhapatnam objected by TS govt

(G.N.S) Dt. 20

Hyderabad

Telangana government has taken strong objection to the proposal by Andhra Pradesh government writing to the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) informing its decision for locating the river board’s office at Visakhapatnam as per the provisions of AP Reorganisation Act against at Vijayawada.

In a letter written to the river board on Monday, in response to the AP’s letter on locating the KRMB’s office, Engineer-in-Chief C. Muralidhar has also made it clear that Telangana would not agree to shifting of the KRMB’s office to any location outside the basin as it would not only be meaningless, but would cause a lot of inconvenience.

“Telangana government has agreed for shifting of the river board’s office to Vijayawada and changing the decision without even discussing at the board level or with the other member-State (Telangana) is not acceptable. The proposal was also not made at the October 6 Apex Council meeting,” a senior officer of the Irrigation Department said.

Not only the Telangana government, but even the water users’ associations of Krishna Basin in Andhra Pradesh were also against the proposal to shift the river board’s location to Visakhapatnam, the official pointed out.

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