Empty LMD, Bountiful Ellampalli: Tragedy of Telangana

Courtesy: Ravinder Reddy Gogula

See how Telangana is suffering? So far more than 970 TMC of Godavari water, worth Rs 25000 crores in crop value, drained in to Bay of Bengal. Today Ellampalli Reservoir gates were also lifted as the water levels increasing in fast pace, where as Lower Manair Dam was emptily waiting for its share of water. 

Lack of reservoirs, incompletion of projects during the erstwhile rule of Congress and TDP, Telangana is unable to take a drop of water from Godavari after Sriram Sagar Project. Though Ellampalli Reservoir was completed still Telangana is unable to draw the water from the project, as the lifts are not ready. 


Author: kattashekar

Editor, Namasthe Telangana Daily, Hyderabad