Telangana seeks stay orders against AP’s GO 203

By   |  Published: 5th Aug 2020  11:57 am

Hyderabad: The State government on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court seeking stay orders against the controversial GO 203 issued by the Andhra Pradesh government inviting tenders for construction of the Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme. It had filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court using e-filing system in this regard.

The Andhra Pradesh government proposed for construction of Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme, expansion of Pothireddypadu project and also increasing the capacity of the Srisailam Right Bank Canal under GO 203 issued in May this year. However, construction of any new irrigation project in either of two States, can be taken up only after seeking approval from the Apex Council constituted under AP Reorganisation Act.

Though the Krishna River Management Board also asked the AP government to submit detailed project reports of these projects and stop any further action until obtaining necessary approvals, the AP government invited tenders. The Telangana State government strongly objected to the GO 203 which violates the AP Reorganisation Act and sought stay orders against the GO. The petition is likely to be heard in a couple of days.

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