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The effort by the State to counter the all-party Andhra Pradesh delegation's request to the Centre last week, was led by the Chief Minister, S.M.Krishna, and it yielded result with the Centre agreeing to list its complaint with regard to eight river projects in Andhra Pradesh, including the Telugu Ganga.
It is understood that the meeting of officials would now take place on Friday. The agenda would include the Paragodu and Upper Tunga projects, raised by Andhra Pradesh and those listed by the State, including the Srisailam Left and Righ bank canals, Bheema Lift Irrigation, Pullichintala, Veligonda, Handriniva and Galerunagari projects.
The delegation, which included several ministers, MLAs and MPs, called on the President, A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, and the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K.Advani.
Briefing presspersons, Mr. Krishna said the delegation had told the Centre that the Paragodu Project was meant for supplying drinking water and not for irrigation as claimed by Andhra Pradesh.
In a memorandum, Mr. Krishna refuted the allegations made by N.Chandrababu Naidu and said that casting aspersions on a neutral agency such as the Central Water Commission was not proper.
The Union ministers, Ananth Kumar and Basavanagouda Patil, the ministers in the Krishna Cabinet, Mallikarjun Kharge, M.Y.Ghorpade, H.K.Patil, D.B.Chandre Gowda, V.Muniyappa, and the Leaders of the Opposition in the Legislative Council and Assembly, D.H.Shankar Murthy and Jagdish Shettar, and P.G.R.Sindhia of the Janata Dal(U), Chennigappa of the Janata Dal(S), and Bhaktavatsalam (AIADMK), were among those on the delegation.
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