Open Letter to the CM’s of AP and Telangana – Krishna Tribunal


Dear,

Mr N Chandra Babu Naidu Garu  , Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh 

Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao Garu, Chief Minister of Telangana 

Wishing you both and the people of the state ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు

Reg :  Suggestions of Arguments with Krishna River Water Tribunal – II

Both of you have historic opportunity to secure fair share of River Water with a Fair Method of Sharing between all 4 Riparian States.

So far Good to see both Governments taking same position of seeking to involve all 4 states rather than re-distribute the award between AP and Telangana based on the KWDT-II Award done before the bifurcation of state.

However, arguments put forward so far are not convincing or good enough to make independent people and center to overrule the objections by Maharashtra and Karnataka, Hence request you to consider following points :

  1. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana position themselves as new states and file affidavit the previous decisions and positions taken by the Combined state were not serving the best interests and hence wish to have relief to Re-visit some of those earlier stance to secure Fair Share of New States from the Total River Water and Fair chance for same is necessary
  2. AP and Telangana must take position the Scheme B offered earlier by Maharashtra and Karnataka is to be Re-opened as Both states are Keen to establish Mechanism and Body to implement Scheme B as it entails all Riparian states to share deficits and surplus i.e. is in the best interest of the country as in-flows have to gradually shared among all states to start farming in-time not to loose out on the season and suffer productivity losses, KRMB can be extended to cover all 4 riparian states to implement a Fair Share and Fair mechanism to maximize Equitable Utilization to Rescue Water starved regions and Maximize National Output.
  3. KWDT-II has made Gross Error of mis-judgment in allocating 25 TMC More Water to Hydro Power Station in Koyana Dam sending the PRECIOUS Water into Arabian Sea when there is scarcity in the entire Deccan Area. ( This is in addition to 42.6 TMC it has been unfortunately releasing to Arabian Sea including this severe drought year in Maharashtra itself),  Under no circumstances sending Water to Sea for Power Generation Only should get Priority Over Drinking Water, Irrigation Water, Power Generation then doing Irrigation or Drinking Water down stream) , Such allocation should be Only part of Surplus Water not firm allocation. In the years of Surplus where water is going to Bay of Bengal, Both states must state we have no Opposition whatsoever for Maharashtra to Generate Hydro Power from Surplus Water and send the Surplus water into Arabian Sea instead of Bay of Bengal
  4. Both states must seek Center’s help to compensate Maharashtra with Higher Power allocation from Central Pool in exchange for sparing precious water (42.6 TMC + 25 TMC) for the other 3 states when there is no surplus availability (i.e. < 2130 TMC) incidentally one in three years there is significant deficit.
  5. Godavari to Krishna Diversion Water Sharing ratio this needs to be revisited to help Water Starved and deprived state and regions specifically than a FIXED formula for any diversion and the allocation should only be part of surplus not the 75% of 65% availability allocations

Hope you both do make the History by joint appearing in front of the tribunal personally to drive the point home with seriousness and in earnest for the good of people

With Best Wishes and Regards

Venkat Gandhi

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