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Andhra to release 3.33 tmc ft of Krishna river water to TN

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

has agreed to release 3.33 tmc ft of water from the to Tamil Nadu to meet the drinking water requirement of the city.

Shashi Bhushan Kumar issued an order last night permitting the NTR Telugu Ganga Project to release 3.33 tmc ft from Kandaleru reservoir to Poondi reservoir for supply to the city.

The Water Resources Department chief engineer had written a letter last month to the AP stating the present storage in the four reservoirs supplying water to was only 46 per cent because of less than average rainfall in the catchment areas during the north-east monsoon.

Hence, to meet the drinking water needs of the Chennai city immediately, the requested that water from Kandaleru reservoir be released.

As per the Management Board, Andhra Pradesh's share comes to 3.33 tmc ft of the total 5 tmc ft Krishna water to be supplied to the capital.

Accordingly, the state WRD issued orders for release of water immediately to meet the drinking water needs of the Chennai city.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 14:00 IST