Chief Ministers of the two Telugu states- Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, K Chandrashekar Rao and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy respectively are expected to hold a meeting on Monday to discuss various issues particularly about the inter-linking of Godavari and Krishna river waters.
Earlier, Jagan Mohan Reddy immediately after taking charge as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, has met K Chandrashekar Rao to discuss a range of issues related to bifurcation that remained unresolved but the meeting was inconclusive.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has reportedly proposed interlinking of Godavari and Krishna to benefit the people of both the states.
The interlinking of Godavari and Krishna will irrigate lakhs of acres in Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar along with parts of the drought-stricken Rayalaseema region.
K Chandrashekar Rao had in his recent addresses indicated that the Godavari waters could be diverted from Dummugudem to Nagarjuna Sagar so that the river waters can reach the valley of Srisailam.
In pursuit of the proposal, a joint committee was constituted comprising the irrigation officials from both the states to study the feasibility and assess the impact of such project.
It is learnt that the committee held meetings and prepared some proposals regarding the interlinking of river waters. Both the Chief Ministers are expected to discuss various political issues.
According to one of the proposals, the river waters can be diverted from Tupakulagudem to Laknavaram from where the water will be channeled to Kakatiya Canal and further to Musi River through Udayasamudram.
In another proposal the Godavari waters can be diverted from Bhadrachalam to Munner for which a dam has to be built to divert water to Sagar linking Paler.
Another third proposal was to divert Godavari river waters from the right canal of Polavaram to Pulichintala of Rayalaseema region. From here, water will be diverted to Srisailam.