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Unapproved Godavari Projects Began Before Telangana Formed, GRMB Nod Not Required: Rao Tells Centre


Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Monday told the Centre Telangana does not require the sanction of the Godavari River Management Board (GRMB) to go ahead with 11 unapproved projects, asserting these works had commenced before the state was formed. In an over one-and-a-half-hour meeting with Union Jal Shakhti Minister Ganjendra Singh Shekhawat, Rao informed that 11 projects mentioned as "unapproved" in Godavari basin -- in the July 15th central government notification -- were started before the formation of Telangana and are well within the 967.94 TMC share of the state. Giving project-wise details, he said an additional 1 TMC per day of Kaleshwaram project is not an additional nor a new project. - via news18.com

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