Despite the fight between Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh over the Babli project, Maharashtra has given its nod for the Pranahita Chevella project by agreeing to release the required amount of water to the project. The project irrigates more than 16 lakh acres in eight districts of Telangana including Medak, Nalgonda, Hyderabad, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Warangal Karimnagar and Ranga Reddy.
Out of the proposed 164 tmcft of water for the project anually, around 30 tmcft would go to the Greater Hyderabad area.
After giving its “tacit consent,” the Maharashtra government, in a letter to Aditya Nath Das, Secretary, Irrigation (Telangana), asked Andhra Pradesh to constitute an inter-State committee with officials from both States.
Andhra Pradesh has also offered whatever compensation sought against 1,800 hectares of land in Maharashtra which will be submerged by the barrage’s reservoir.
It is really good to see neighboring states showing such gesture towards each other.
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