Major Irrigation Minister P. Sudarshan Reddy has refuted the argument put forth by the Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy that the bifurcation would lead to water and irrigation problems in Telangana region.
“I have documents with all the details and the division will not deprive Telangana of its water share. There is no question of any inconvenience for the region after bifurcation,” he said.
Speaking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, Mr. Reddy said Telangana has tanks to irrigate 19.5 lakh acres and minor, medium and major projects to provide water to another 55 lakh acres while about 19 lakh acres would get water through motor pumpsets.
On the whole, irrigation was available for 95 lakh acres.
sThe Centre would take required steps if there were minor issues here and there.
The Minister said there was no truth in the propaganda about Telangana being denied use of surplus water by becoming an upper riparian State. Going by the past experience, never any problems had occurred with regard to surplus waters particularly in Andhra and Telangana regions though Rayalaseema might face some problems.
Mr. Sudarshan Reddy said there was no relation between bifurcation issue and political alliances.
It was a decision taken by the Congress Party keeping in view the decades- old demand of Telangana people and their aspirations.