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AP to seek PM's intervention in row with Karnataka

Andhra Pradesh government said it would submit a memorandum with documentary evidence to the PM seeking his intervention in solving the river water sharing dispute with Karnataka.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2003 10:40 IST

Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday said it would submit a memorandum with documentary evidence to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee seeking his intervention in solving the river water sharing dispute with Karnataka.

"We will submit documentary and recorded evidence showing how Karnataka government has been violating the set norms in sharing of Krishna river", state Irrigation Minister K Srihari told reporters here.

"During the past three weeks, about four teams from our state collected recorded and documentary evidence on the irrigation projects the neighbouring state has been building in violation of the Bachchawat Tribunal award," he said.

"The same would be placed before the Prime Minister and Central Water Commission (CWC) members for their intervention and appropriate action", he said.

The state would also float irrigation bonds to net Rs 500 crore in a bid to complete the pending irrigation projects in the state, Srihari added.

First Published: Jul 14, 2003 10:40 IST