Simply hours earlier than Telangana went to polls, Andhra Pradesh took cost of the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and commenced releasing water, resulting in tensions between the 2 states. At round 2 am on Thursday, when most Telangana officers had been busy with the polls, practically 700 Andhra cops stormed into the undertaking and opened the correct canal to launch 500 cusecs of Krishna water per hour.
“We’re releasing water from Nagarjunasagar proper canal on Krishna river for the ingesting water functions,” Andhra Pradesh state irrigation minister Ambati Rambabu posted a cryptic message on X on Thursday morning.
However the minister then clarified that they’ve solely taken water that belongs to the state in keeping with the treaty between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
“Now we have not flouted any treaty. 66% of Krishna water belongs to Andhra Pradesh and 34% to Telangana. Now we have not used even a single drop of water that doesn’t belong to us. We tried to open our canal in our territory. This water is rightfully ours,” Mr Rambabu advised the media.
With tensions flaring, the Centre has stepped in and urged each states to revert to the discharge of Nagarjuna Sagar waters as of November 28. The proposal was made by Union House Secretary Ajay Bhalla throughout a video convention with Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Each states have agreed to the plan.
To keep away from additional battle, the dam shall be supervised by the Central Reserve Police Pressure (CRPF) which will even oversee that either side are getting water as per the deal.
The incident got here to mild on Thursday when Telangana Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari alleged that about 500 armed policemen from Andhra Pradesh got here to Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and broken the CCTV cameras and launched about 5,000 cusecs of water by opening the pinnacle regulators positioned at gate quantity 5 and seven.
The transfer by Andhra Pradesh created “regulation and order points” in Telangana subsequently, when polling for the state meeting elections was occurring, she mentioned, expressing concern that it might significantly disrupt the ingesting water provide of two crore individuals of Hyderabad and surrounding areas.
Two instances had been registered towards Andhra Police in Nalgonda district of Telangana.
In 2015, the Andhra Police had made an identical effort to barge into the dam, however Telangana safety forces rushed to the spot and prevented the try.