Staff Reporter

CPI floor leader supports Government on the issue There is no other way to draw high quantity of water from the head regulator in a short period to feed several projects

ANANTAPUR: Floor leader of CPI in Legislative Assembly Chada Venkata Reddy on Thursday said nobody in the State should have an objection to diverting surplus waters of the Krishna to the drought-prone Rayalaseema region by expanding the capacity of Pothireddypadu head regulator.

Talking to newspersons here, he said, the head regulator would draw water from the level of 854 feet from the Srisailam reservoir and other projects like Kalvakurthi lift and Nettempadu lift. Based on the surplus waters, it would draw water from a much lower level of 802 ft. and 823 ft. respectively.

There was no other way but to draw a higher quantity of water from the head regulator in a short period to feed several projects based on the backwaters of Srisailam, he noted. State president of Andhra Pradesh Rythu Sangham and former legislator K. Ramakrishna demanded TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu to make his party's stand clear on the issue or explain how water could be given to the project taken up by their Government like Telugu Galeru-Nagari, Veligonda and others. Congress should also come out with a comprehensive water policy, he said.