Open Letter to Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Stop Westwards diversion of water from Krishna basin


Must read for @PMOIndia @TelanganaCMO @AndhraPradeshCM @CMofKarnataka @umasribharti
Kudos to Parineeta Dandekar (Pune) and Himanshu Thakkar (Delhi)
God Bless you for Educating Indians about precious Natural Resource Water being wasted and sent to sea with short sight of Maharashtra State Leadership

SANDRP

OPEN LETTER TO HON. CHIEF MINISTER OF MAHARASHTRA:

Water Diversion from Krishna basin by Koyna and Tata Dams:

Maharashtra is violating Human Rights, National & State Water Policy

August 18, 2015

Dear Shri Devendra Fadnavis,

As we all know, large parts of Maharashtra, including Marathawada and Western Maharashtra (part of IMD division called Madhya Maharashtra) are in the grip of biggest monsoon deficit in the country with deficits of 48% and 33% respectively at the end of August 17, 2015 as per IMD[1]. Even beyond the state border, North Interior Karnataka has monsoon deficit of 45%, Rayalseema 36% and Telangana 23%.

Farmers in all these regions are in distress, rainfed Kharif crop, the only crop for most of them, may have been jeopardised for almost all of them. Most of the reservoirs have paltry storages, the biggest in the Krishna basin, Ujani in Maharashtra and Nagarjunsagar…

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