APCC accuses TDP of objecting to Godavari project

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Hyderabad, Dec 18 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today accused the Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders of objecting to the state government's proposal to bring Godavari waters to the city to meet drinking water needs.

Addresssing a press conference here, party spokesman N Tulasi Reddy said '' Greater Hyderabad requires 900 million gallons of water by 2050 and the government proposed to bring the Godavari waters on a permanent basis to the city to meet its future needs.'' After completing phase one of the Krishna water project the government had taken up phase two he said adding that the city was getting 90 million gallons of water per day under phase one.

The city was provided with 245 million gallons of water against the required 260 million gallons, through Usman Sagar, Himayat Sagar, Manjeera and Krishna phase one projects, Mr Reddy said.

The city would get another 90 million gallons of water from Krishna once phase two was completed. The government had proposed to bring Godavari waters to the city, as 720 TMC of water out of the total 1489 TMC allocated to the state was draining into sea, he added.

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