October 7, 2020 1:40:18 am
The middle will go forward with notifying the jurisdiction of the Godavari and Krishna river administration boards as Telangana has agreed to withdraw the case it filed within the Supreme Court about sharing of waters, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat stated on Tuesday.
Shekhawat made this announcement after chairing the assembly of the 2nd Apex Council with Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
The Apex Council, which was arrange by the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 is headed by the Union Jal Shakti Minister and the Chief Ministers of each states are members. It is remitted to approve any new tasks deliberate by each the states on the 2 rivers—Godavari and Krishna.
Besides, the Council has energy to oversee the functioning of Godavari and Krishna river administration boards in addition to to resolve any dispute arising out of sharing of river waters between each the states.
The Council assembly was attended by Telangana Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekar Rao and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy by a video convention.
Based on the dialogue within the council assembly, it was determined that Centre will go forward with notifying the jurisdiction of each Krishna and Godavari river administration boards, Shekhawat instructed reporters after the assembly.
“As per the AP Reorganisation Act, the centre is empowered to inform the jurisdiction of those two boards. We mentioned it with each of the states. They expressed their views. However, the Chief Minister of Telangana dissented on this difficulty,” Shekhawat stated.
Under the AP Reorganisation Act, each the boards are assigned the powers to control the availability of water from the tasks to each the states. However, their jurisdiction was not notified even after six years due to the variations between the 2 states.
The council additionally determined to shift the Krishna River Management headquarters to the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Jal Shakti stated in a press release that Telangana has agreed to withdraw the case filed in Supreme Court to allow the Centre to maneuver ahead on referring the water sharing points to the tribunal underneath provisions of Inter State River Water Disputes Act (ISRWD Act), 1956.
“With regards to sharing of River waters between each the states in each Godavari and Krishna Rivers, CM of Telangana agreed to withdraw the case they filed in Supreme Court to allow Centre to maneuver ahead on referring the water sharing points to the tribunal underneath Section-Three of ISRWD Act of 1956, after taking due authorized opinion,” the assertion stated.
“With regards to sharing of River Godavari waters between each the states, each the states have been requested to ship within the request to Centre in order that Centre can transfer ahead to consult with the tribunal underneath section-Three of ISWRD Act of 1956. Telangana CM stated that he would ship the request to Centre in a day,” it added.
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