To Honorable Prime Minister of India
Sri Narendra Modi Ji
Happy Uttarayan, Glad you Reached Delhi When in Vibrant Gujarat 2013 it was Said By Adani Your Uttarayan Started to Delhi from Gandhi Nagar and I was Present in the Hall
Today I wish You Make the Start of Uttarayan for All Indians specially those who are falling behind and have not had adequate and fair opportunity.
I wished to Bring to your notice a subject that is at the Root of Why Telangana State was necessary, Foremost Reason was Water, In our Constitution Only State has a locus standi to seek remedy in case of injustice, not a region within the State as Neither Govt of India or Supreme Court of India have any jurisdiction to entertain a Region vs State in which it is part of.
Telangana has suffered enormously for 58 Years under the failed Merger Experiment in fair sharing of Waters in both Krishna and Godavari Rivers, particularly Krishna River is more Acute exploitation.
So much so Telangana with Catchment Area 68% Gets not even 30% of the water in all these 58 years and the share has been shrinking nor rising ever since TDP has come to rule the state in 1983.
Currently Andhra Pradesh is simply wishing to continue past exploitation practice as if Telangana State is to be governed by AP and is taking maximum leverage of the alliance with BJP in the Central Government to mislead Krishna River Water Management Board and Power Ministry.
Modi Ji, Firstly this matter is not purely related to Ministry of Water in the first place and the reason is simple one of the Main Dam at Srisailam is not constructed for Irrigation purpose originally, it is constructed and I quote from the Project Report
Primary Objective of “Srisailam Pumped Hydal Power House on Left Bank, ie India’s Largest Such Facility”
The objective of the project was to meet the increasing demand for electric power (particularly during peak hours) in AP by constructing a pumped-up power plant in AP that would utilize the Srisailam Reservoir as its upper reservoir and the Nagarjugasagar Reservoir as its lower reservoir, effectively utilizing the river flow rate, and thereby contribute to the industrial promotion and improvement of the residents’ lives by electrification in AP.
To achieve this objective, ODA loans were provided in three phases in the period from February 1988 to September 2003.
Telangana pays 42% of this 30 Year remaining Loan till 2029
Hence Krishna River Water Management Board under Ministry of Water Resources in my view is not fully competent to decide on the matter of how Srisailam (Upper Reservoir) & Nagarjuna Sagar (Lower Reservoir) of this Pumped Storage Hydro Power Station should be utilized, hence pray to PMO to make Ministry of Power Party to the matter and Board and subject of Power to the Agenda of KRMB
Now Sir, Below are facts available from On-line and are sufficient to make a quick decision for the Govt of India that it should not be depending or waiting for report from AP or Telangana for this is not a rocket science..
In 6 weeks time Telangana has Saved & Generated Power Worth Rs 200 Crores by rotating Water between 2 reservoirs in Peak Time Generate and Slack time Pump it Up
No wastage of any of this water by Telangana as none of the water from Srisailam can be used for Irrigation by the Telangana state currently.
While AP will only talk about 43 TMC Water discharged, first it hides the fact 24 TMC of this is pumped back in same period into the Srisailam reservoir. second it does not waste any water in fact the water is put to Maximum Benefit for the Nation by achieving Higher Power Output and Shifting of Power from Low Demand to High Demand Times that is the World wide practice to use such Two Reservoirs System by all countries worldwide.
Nagarjuna Sagar Power Generation Can Continue Till 510 / 511 Feet level was done in Last 3 YearsAndhra Pradesh has Already Utilized Water as allocated to its projects and Telangana has not and all remaining water in both NagarjunaSagar is rightfully belongs to Telangana State and any diversion without paying the reasonable price is a double whammy to the state of Telangana
Its farmers denied water for irrigation under NagarjunaSagar Left Bank Canal and Its farmers denied precious power for 80% of its agriculture depends on Electic Powered Pumpsets
Andhra Pradesh State must Plan appropriate crops to make maximum agriculture output from the allocated water by shifting from Water intensive paddy to other less water intesive crops farming.
Andhra Pradesh Can not hope to continue the past injustice to the people of Telangana even after the statehood is achieved after long and difficult struggle with sacrifice of precious human lifes.
This subject requires your attention as the impact is huge social loss to the nation as the approach of Andhra Pradesh Reduces India’s ability to manage its Power Better and Maximize the Agriculture Output from the same quantum of available natural water resource
Jai Telangana, Jai Andhra, Jai Raylaseema