GOVERNMENT OF INDIA,MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT AND GANGA REJUVENATION
RAJYA SABHA,QUESTION NO.2864,ANSWERED ON:27.03.2017
Surplus water in river Godavari for Telangana
Shri Mohd. Ali Khan
Will the Minister of WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT AND GANGA REJUVENATION be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether it is a fact that the National Water Development Agency and Telangana State are disputing on the availability of surplus waters in river Godavari;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the details of surplus water available in river Godavari during the last three years according to the Central Government?
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT AND GANGA REJUVENATION
(DR. SANJEEV KUMAR BALYAN)
(a) & (b) The Feasibility Reports of Inchampalli (Godavari) – Nagarjunasagar (Krishna) link and Inchampalli (Godavari) – Pulichintala (Krishna) link projects benefiting Telangana State were prepared by National Water Development Agency (NWDA) in the year 2005 i.e. before bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh State. After bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014, Telangana State has raised objections in water utilization figures of their States.
(c) NWDA has revised the water balance study of Godavari basin at Inchampalli dam site by considering the views of Telangana State and also the latest available data and considering the utilisation data up to Inchampalli. As per revised water Balance Study carried out by NWDA (2016), considering utilizations as per Telangana State Government, surface water balance is given in table below.
Details As per present study (2016)
Considering utilization as per Govt. of Telangana
75% Dependability 50% Dependability
Surface water balance
(in MCM) 5002 19481