Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday passed a unanimous resolution urging the Centre to impress upon Maharashtra and Karnataka to stop the illegal irrigation projects being constructed by them.
“The states of Maharashtra and Karnataka are constructing several irrigation projects illegally beyond their entitlement of water,” the resolution moved by Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy said.
“They (Maharashtra and Karnataka) are constructing the Babili project even in violation of Supreme Court orders,” the resolution said.
“This house unanimously resolves to condemn the actions of the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. This house also resolved to request the Government of India to impress upon the states not to violate the inter-state agreement and to stop the illegal construction of the projects immediately,” the resolution said.
Speaking on the illegal projects issue main opposition TDP and other parties slammed the Congress government for its failure to stop illegal construction of the projects.
The Major Irrigation Minister P Lakshmaiah said some of the projects like Babili are being constructed even in violation of Supreme Court order and the state government is doing its best to stall the illegal construction of the projects.