Centres mediates as AP & Telangana fail to reach consensus on water disputes

The Central government firmed up its stand on issues of irrigation concerning the sibling States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Even though there was no consensus at the Apex Council meeting held on Tuesday, the Centre decided to notify the jurisdiction of the projects, which will ultimately invest Godavari River Management Board (GRMB) and Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) with power to take control over the irrigation projects. 
The Centre also made it clear that the projects for which water has not been allocated by the Tribunals would be treated as new projects. Thus, the Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Project in AP and Palamuru- Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Scheme in Telangana