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AP, Telangana CMs meet, end in sight for water row?

Leaving behind the bitterness witnessed on Friday in which policemen of the two states almost came to blows at the dam site, the state governments on Saturday decided to see that standing crops in both the states are saved.

After the conclusion of about a two-hour-long meeting between the Chief Ministers, Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao and Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister D Umamaheswara Rao jointly addressed mediapersons. Irrigation Engineers-in-Chief (ENCs) of both the states would sit and decide on release of water, they said.

“It was decided in the meeting that, as per availability of water in Nagarjuna Sagar dam, crops in the two states should be saved in the larger interests of farmers,” Harish Rao said.

“It is decided that the two states should very carefully use the available water so that crops don’t dry up. ENCs of both states should sit, discuss and see that crops both in Telangana or Andhra are saved,” he said.
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