‘Panchayat’ of AP Telangana Irrigation Projects joins NGT
Contrary to the rules of ‘Palamuru’
Farmers in Rayalaseema, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts have approached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking justice for interfering in the construction of the Palamuru-Rangareddy Upliftment Scheme by the Telangana government, contrary to the provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification.
Although the Telangana government is carrying out a huge project against the rules, the central government and the Krishna Water Management Board are acting as if they are watering you down, nine farmers, including D. Chandramouliswarareddy, told NGT in a petition.
According to the petition, the Telangana government has taken up the Palamuru-Rangareddy uplift scheme without any allocation as per the Krishna Water Tribunal awards. He requested the Central Government and the Krishna Water Tribunal to take action against the Telangana government for engaging in illegal construction.
Asked to issue interim orders suspending project work. The petition explained that all the farmers in their area would be severely affected by this project being carried out by Telangana.
AP farmers are severely affected
According to the petition, the Palamuru-Rangareddy embankment project, which aims to lift 90 TMC of surplus water from the Srisailam Reservoir, will severely affect their areas and cause severe loss to farmers.
SRBC, Casey Canal, Nagarjuna Sagar and Krishna deltas will also be severely affected. He explained that under the Telugu Ganga project, those who depend on agriculture will also be severely affected by the supply of drinking water to Chennai. According to the Redistribution Act, no new projects can be undertaken without the prior approval of the Central Water Board, Krishna Water Board and the Apex Council.
Krishna explained that in the wake of the Supreme Court status-co on Tribunal-1 orders, the two states had agreed to distribute the 811 TMCs of water allotted by the tribunal in the ratio of 512: 299. Meanwhile, the state of Telangana has launched a project to use 80 TMC of water from the Srisailam Reservoir.
According to the EIA notification, prior environmental permits are required to start the project, but there are no permits. Taking all these into consideration, the farmers requested the Green Tribunal to intervene in the matter of the project.
Telangana government petition against AP
The Telangana government has filed a contempt petition in the NGT seeking action under the contempt of court against the Andhra Pradesh authorities for taking action at the field level in violation of orders issued last year not to work on the Rayalaseema Upliftment Scheme project.
The AP said in its petition that it had no intention of undertaking major project works and had given a written assurance to the AP Chief Secretary to the NGT that it would not act contrary to the tribunal’s directions. Contrary to this assurance, the project was undertaken at a cost of Rs 3,278 crore. Requested to give directions not to undertake project works without prior approvals.
No orders can be given at this stage
Chittoor district farmers have filed a petition in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) alleging that the Andhra Pradesh government is constructing reservoirs in Chittoor district without any permission under the Galeru-Nagari Sujala Sravanti and Handri-Neva Sujala Sravanti schemes.
Enjiti members of the court on Monday, Justice Ramakrishnan, K. Satyagopallato bench was hearing. The tribunal, which heard the arguments, clarified that no orders could be given at present in this case. Also .. this lawsuit could not even be accepted for trial.
The AP said the government would respond only after the counter was filed. It also clarified that it would impose heavy fines if it was found to be part of the lawsuits filed in connection with the Rayalaseema Upliftment Scheme. The next hearing was adjourned to May 23.