NGT stay on Pothireddypadu, Rayalaseema lift irrigation schemes
The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday gave stay on the expansion of canals belonging to the Pothireddypadu head regulator lift irrigation scheme and construction of the Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Project as both were not cleared by the Central Water Commission (CWC).
Justice Ramakrishna directed the AP government not to go ahead with two projects without submitting the detailed project reports (DPRs) to the CWC. On behalf of the Telangana government, advocate Srinivas filed a petition in the NGT. The AP government had already called for tenders to the Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Project.