Andhra and Telangana quietly bury river-linking plan

Times of India

JAN. 04, 2020


The interlinking of Godavari and Krishna rivers to benefit drought-prone areas in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has been shelved.

Irrigation experts' opinion on how the diversion of Godavari water was not desirable at this stage and how it could lead to inter-state disputes also had a bearing on the decision to not process with the plan. With no meetings and no report filed it curtains for the mega plan of the two Telugu states. Senior officials cited at least Rs 2 lakh crore as the project costs.