Jagan writes to Uma Bharathi against Palamur

HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Opposition Leader and YSR Congress Party President Jaganamohan Reddy today raised objection to Palamur lift irrigation scheme citing that it has no permission from the Centre.

In a letter addressed to Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharathi, Jagan sought her intervention against the project. Jagan expressed concerns that the project is in violation of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act and if taken up,it will only desert the Rayalaseema and Costal Andhra regions. As of now, no allocations were made to the Palamur scheme post bifurcation, and the project is against its spirit, he stated.

He also stated that the two Telugu States should obtain prior permissions from the Central Water Commission and River Waters Maintenance Board for the works.

Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao laid a foundation stone for the project a few days ago though it would hamper the interests of Nellore and Prakasam districts. The project works will come in the way of present Ayacut under Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar, and the projects will face trouble, he stated. The Centre should immediately intervene and stall the work, Jagan stated in the letter, it is learnt. (NSS)

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