AP govt agrees to release 2.5 TMC ft water to Tamil Nadu

panneer-1223Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday met his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu here to seek release of drinking water to Chennai from the Telugu Ganga Project.

Panneerselvam flew in to Vijayawada to meet him personally to make the request due to severity of the problem.

Andhra Pradesh Government agreed to release 2.5 TMC ft of Krishna water to Tamil Nadu to meet drinking water needs of Chennai.

Chennai city is facing an acute shortage in the reservoirs. In 1983, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh signed an agreement whereby annually 12 TMC ft of water from Kandaleru reservoir in Andhra would be released at the Tamil Nadu border to meet the drinking water needs of Chennai.