The State government has clarified that the Central Water Commission (CWC) had already given its hydrological clearance for the Pranahita-Chevella project, indicating the availability of water for the project.

Referring to a news item published in these columns on October 10 with the headline ‘CWC may go back on its clearance’, the government said as such, there was no need for getting hydrological clearance again for the project.

The CWC had not altered its stand in respect of the availability of the water for the project as mentioned in the report but only referred the matter to its inter-State wing for an examination again.

B. Hariram, Chief Engineer, Pranahita-Chevella, said the director, Project Appraisal (South), CWC, New Delhi, through a communication on July 27, 2009, had informed the State government about the approved integrated water availability studies of the project.

As per the studies, the water yield for the project at 75 per cent dependability has been estimated at 273.02 tmcft.