A delegation from Andhra Pradesh discussed issues pertaining to border and sharing of river water with Water Resources Minister M B Patil, Revenue Minister V Srinivasa Prasad and Law Minister T B Jayachandra here on Friday.

The delegation comprising AP Revenue Minister N Raghuveera Reddy, Irrigation Minister Sudarshan Reddy and Education Minister Shailajanath explained the difficulties being faced by farmers in Anantapur district due to inadequate flow of water through the Tungabhadra Right Bank Canal.

It also suggested construction of a parallel canal or flood water canal to ensure Andhra’s share of water to its farmers in Anantapur district.

MB Patil told reporters that the issue would be referred to a technical experts’ committee. However, any decision in this regard would be taken only after the Krishna Water Tribunal delivers its final award.

The two states also discussed the boundary demarcation of Bellary and Anantapur districts. “The border dispute over demarcation at Obalapuram, Siddapuram and Mallappanagudi villages was discussed. The two states will soon take a decision on either asking the Survey of India to conduct a re-survey or both the states may conduct a joint survey to end the dispute,” Law Minister T B Jayachandra said.

Courtesy: The New Indian Express

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