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KCR and YS Jagan on logger hands over Water Row:- Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) is not keen to meet his Andhra Pradesh counterpart YS Jaganmohan Reddy and resolve the water sharing issues and disputes. They met in Pragathi Bhavan in 2020 January. Though a couple of meetings are planned, they never happened and the water sharing issue is yet to be resolved. AP Minister Perni Nani and AP government adviser Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy announced that YS Jagan is ready to hold talks and meet KCR to resolve the issue. But KCR is not keen to meet YS Jagan and he will take a call only after the government of Andhra Pradesh withdraws the projects on Krishna and RDS.
A meeting should be held to discuss about AP and Telangana constructing the projects jointly and this can benefit both the states. Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat called Telangana Chief Minister KCR on Friday and discussed about the Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme works. He assured that his ministry will send a team from Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) to the site of RLIS to assess the position of the works. KCR explained the situation to Gajendra Singh Shekhawat about the share of water in Godavari river. KCR feels that YS Jagan ignored him and the government of Andhra Pradesh is constructing a parallel canal along the Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme (RDS) to divert the water of Tungabhadra.