Reiterating that the State government would convene an all-party meeting to discuss the Babli issue very soon to get clarifications on various issues with the irrigation and legal experts, Minister for Civil Supplies D. Sridhar Babu said that they would not leave any chance to file a review petition in the Supreme Court if the verdict was against the interests of farmers of SRSP ayacut.
“We will not compromise on the interests of protection of legitimate rights of SRSP ayacut farmers from Babli and other projects across the river Godavari in Maharashtra. We will also ensure that Maharashtra does not violate the Supreme Court verdict for utilising the water from the Godavari, which is only for drinking requirements,” he pointed out.
Talking to newsmen here on Sunday, the Minister said that they would also see that the three-men committee constituted under the chairmanship of Central Water Commission would ensure that the Supreme Court verdict was implemented in true spirit and check any violations such as lifting of water for irrigation through pumps etc. by Maharashtra.
Referring to TDP, which is planning to have agitation programmes, he called upon the opposition party not to politicise the issue and appealed to them to join hands with the government to protect the interests of the farmers of Telangana region.