TS, AP cooperation to cover more areas
Both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments have decided to work in tandem and “you will see the results in all fields shortly. The decision was unanimous,” Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao declared after a marathon meeting of his Cabinet on Tuesday.
Mr. Rao said the two States had already initiated the process of mutual cooperation not only in the case of Secretariat buildings, but irrigation sector to exploit about 5,000 tmcft water available to them in Krishna and Godavari rivers. Eager to take water to all dry land areas in Andhra Pradesh, its Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has deputed a delegation of senior irrigation officials from the State to meet their Telangana counterparts in Hyderabad on June 27 and 28 to discuss water sharing. The next meeting between two States will take place in Vijayawada. If required, the States will conduct joint inspection of the river basins, he added.