Hyderabad: The unity statement of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Ministers on water issues does not seem to have percolated to the administration.
Irrigation departments of the two states continue to engage in controversies. Latest, the Telangana irrigation department lodged a complaint with the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) that the AP irrigation authorities had denied permission to the joint inspection team from Telangana to collect discharge measurements of discharge from Pothireddypadu head water regulator in AP.
Telangana irrigation engineer-in-chief C Muralidhar in his three-page strongly worded complaint charged the AP irrigation officials with showing un-matching measurements. Furnishing details of variations in the water levels, he wrote, "ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) readings are matching with telemetry readings but, are not tallying with the readings of Andhra Pradesh."
"The KRMB is requested to take action in the matter immediately as otherwise the entire system will lose its credibility," Muralidhar added.
Andhra Pradesh irrigation secretary Adityanath Das chose not to comment.
It may be mentioned that Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy and his Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekar Rao have resolved to maintain cordial relations and resolve issues through negotiations on a give-and-take basis. The duo are keen on building a gigantic irrigation project to utilise Godavari waters to optimum level by diverting from Polavaram project, which is currently in progress.