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Water to Tamil Nadu: Naidu promises all help to Panneerselvam(thehindu)

But says thatpost-bifurcation it is the Krishna board that has to decide the share of AP, Telangana

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has promised his Tamil Nadu counterpart O. Panneerselvam to extend all possible help in addressing Chennai’s drinking water crisis.

In the same breath, Mr. Naidu said the Krishna River Water Management Board (KRWMB) would have to decide the quantum of water to be released by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from the Telugu Ganga project.

The agreement to provide water to Chennai from the Telugu Ganga project was entered into with the Tamil Nadu government much before bifurcation of the State.

“After bifurcation, both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana would have to honour the agreement and share the amount of water to be released to Tamil Nadu,” Mr. Naidu told Mr. Panneerselvam when the latter met him at the Interim Government Complex at Velagapudi, near here, on Thursday.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said the drinking water sources in Chennai had a total sto…