As per1983 agreement, Tamil Nadu is to get 12 tmc ft from Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh government has agreed to release two thousand million cubic feet (tmc ft) each of Krishna water to Tamil Nadu for three months, starting from April.

By the end of June, Tamil Nadu will get six tmc ft totally. In July, one tmc ft will be supplied.

This is how the Andhra Pradesh government has planned to provide seven tmc ft to Tamil Nadu so that the drinking water supply in Chennai can be maintained comfortably at the level of around 640 million litres a day (MLD).

As per the 1983 agreement, Tamil Nadu is to get 12 tmc ft from Andhra Pradesh and this can be given in two spells. The Kandaleru reservoir, the terminal storage point of the Krishna river system in Andhra Pradesh, has storage of about 24 tmc ft.

Giving details of the discussion held last week between the teams of the two States, a senior official said that Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary P.K. Mohanty, made it clear to the Tamil Nadu team that his administration, to be on safer side, would seek the Election Commission’s clearance for the proposed water supply arrangement.

As per the proposal, once the Commission’s clearance was obtained, the supply would begin on March 25.