drinking water crisis in 30 towns of telangana and andhra pradesh due to rise in demand
30 towns of states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are moaning in the thirst of drinking water as the water levels have dropped to the alarming level of 64 tmc feet in the two major reservoirs of Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar.
The Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) has allocated only 4 tmc water against the requirement of 5 tmc feet water to extinguish thirst of about one crore people in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits.
"Every town has the dependency upon the fresh inflows in the left and right canals of Nagarjunasagar which is further dependent upon both sides of river Krishna. The release of water from Nagarjunasagar got delayed as there was no water release from Srisailam dam. Agriculture demand has also risen due to the ongoing Rabi season and farmers have also started disporting water in every manner they can", exclaimed a senior engineer in irrigation department.
>On January 10, 2017, there was a shortage of 6.16 tmc feet water from the total available water as stated by KRMB officials. While AP claims that it had utilised 39.75 tmc, and Telangana got 19.5 tmc in the month of December. However, the attempts to curb the crisis can be made by introducing Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP) and Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) on the large scale. The recycling of waste water became a necessity to tackle the drinking water crisis.