CAG report of 2012 on JALAYAGNAM Projects states that none of these projects have approvals, or water allocations or DPR's. Undivided AP being the lowest riparian state then, there was no harm to upper riparian states i.e. Maharashtra & Karnataka while KWDT I states that undivided AP could use unallocated or surplus or flood waters without claiming any rights in future. Post bifurcation of AP in 2014, new Telangana State became an upper riparian state and thus lost its benefits associated with lower riparian state. This was shouted loudly by ex-CM Kiran Kumar Reddy which was both ignored and laughed at him.
How do we deal with mad fellows?
- Narendra Modi's BJP Government at Center, aspiring to strengthen its political base across the country, is avoiding controversies exhibiting its spinelessness since two years. While this has become advantage to TS, is harming legitimate interests of AP.
- Hence AP has no other option except to (a) Campaign in media and expose evil nature & doings of TS on continuous basis and (b) knock doors of Supreme Court at the first instance of abuse, without waiting for rascals & scoundrels to see reason and behave sensibly and responsibly, which is not their nature.