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Naidu asks PM to amend presidential order on Tungabhadra

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu urged Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to amend the Presidential Order on Tungabhadra Board to widen it's scope and to ensure that Karnataka adhered to Inter-state agreement.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2003 09:59 IST

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday urged Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to amend the Presidential Order on Tungabhadra Board to widen it's scope and to ensure that Karnataka adhered to Inter-state agreement.

Accusing Karnataka of reckless violations of inter-state agreement and excess drawal of water beyond permissable limits, Naidu in a letter to Prime Minister called for widening the scope of Tungabhadra Board and giving it powers to administrator Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme (RDS) also.

Pointing out how upper riparian Karnataka was resorting to unauthorised drawal of water about four times in excess of it's entitlement, the Chief Minister said "this has severely curtailed the flow of water into backward Mahabubnagar district".

First Published: Jul 08, 2003 09:59 IST