“Belong To Both States”: Chief Justice Says Won’t Hear Krishna River Case

“Belong To Both States”: Chief Justice Says Won’t Hear Krishna River Case

'Belong To Both States': Chief Justice Says Won't Hear Krishna River Case

“I do not wish to hear this matter legally. I belong to each the states,” Justice Ramana stated. (File)

New Delhi:

Chief Justice NV Ramana stated as we speak he wouldn’t hear the dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana over the sharing of river Krishna waters on authorized points as he “belongs to each states” and urged the 2 state governments to go for mediation.

The Chief Justice indicated that he might choose out of the case.

“I do not wish to hear this matter legally. I belong to each the states. If the matter may be settled in mediation, please do this. We may also help with that. Otherwise I’ll switch this to a different Bench,” Justice Ramana stated.

Andhra Pradesh, which has petitioned Telangana over the river water dispute, stated it’s a political difficulty and the federal government would determine.

The Chief Justice stated: “I want that each of you persuade your Governments and settle the matter. We do not wish to intervene unnecessarily.”

The Supreme Court will take up the case on Wednesday.

Andhra Pradesh has accused Telangana of indiscriminately drawing water from the Krishna for its energy necessities, going in opposition to an settlement in 2015, a yr after a separate Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh has requested the Supreme Court for instructions to the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti to take management of reservoirs of Srisailam, Nagarjuna Sagar and Pulichintala which can be widespread to each states. It says Telangana drawing water from these reservoirs has precipitated irreparable injury to downstream irrigation in Andhra Pradesh.

Two main rivers, Krishna and Godavari, move via the states and the water sharing has precipitated friction between the neighbors ever since Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated.

At the core of the most recent dispute is the Srisailam dam on the border separating the 2 states.

There are six dams on the Krishna river and a short lived settlement says its waters need to be shared between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh within the ratio of 34:66, or 299 tmc ft for Telangana and 512 tmc ft for AP.

Andhra Pradesh has accused Telangana of drawing extra water from the widespread reservoirs for energy technology.

The state additionally says the Srisailam reservoir water can’t be used for energy technology except the water degree is above 834 ft however Telangana has been drawing water at much less, making it troublesome for Andhra Pradesh to attract its share for irrigation.

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