After water wars, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh caught in power tussle

Even before the dust on the water war is yet to settle down, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh seem to be heading towards power conflict now. The Telangana energy department on Monday issued orders to generate hydel power generation at Srisailam project despite AP government opposing it strongly.

AP even wrote letter to the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) to restrain Telangana from hydel power generation. But, Telangana ordered its energy government to generate at full capacity. Interestingly, the orders were issued despite the KRMB asking Telangana to stop power generation.

Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has recently directed the power utilities to generate 100 per cent of its hydel power capacity to meet the energy requirements of the state. Following the CM’s directive, the energy department issued orders.

In the orders, the energy department said owing to typical terrain of Telangana, it has no option except to lift water from either Krishna or Godavari rivers to fulfil the aspirations of the farmers of the state.

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