Visakhapatnam

Water diversion: Vatti plea to MLAs of Godavari dists.

With the State government planning to pump water from the Godavari to the Krishna through the Pattiseema lift irrigation project, the rabi season crop in West Godavari and East Godavari districts faces a grave situation, former Minister Vatti Vasantha Kumar said here on Tuesday.

He wanted the MLAs of the two districts, an overwhelming member of them from the ruling TDP-BJP alliance, to raise their voice against the danger of farmers of the two districts losing the rabi crop.

Mr. Vasanth Kumar recalled that the State government through a GO issued on January 1 wanted to pump water from the Godavari to the Krishna to save eight lakh acres of ayacut under the Krishna.

When farmers of the Godavari districts and opposition parties opposed the move as it would leave the Godavari districts dry, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu made amends and issued another GO in March assuring that interests of Godavari ayacut farmers would be protected.

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