The CONFLICTS OVER RIVER KRISHNA AND GODAVARI: IMPACT ON THE ECONOMIC SECTOR AND THE ENVIRONMENT AND POLICIES AND FRAMEWORK TO PREVENT FUTURE CONFLICTS

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Sunita, Pooja

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The Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act of 2014, require states to take approval from river boards, the Apex Council and the Central
Water Commission for proposing several projects for industrial and agricultural activities. The Apex Council was responsible for
supervision and functioning of Godavari River Management and Krishna River Management (Iqbal 2015). The Apex Council involved
the Chief Ministers of both states and the Union Water Resources Minister. However, both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh took
projects without taking approval from river boards. On the other hand, conflicts between the two states deepened when the Andhra
Pradesh government proposed to raise the utilization of the river Krishna’s water from a section above Srisailam Reservoir, which
was opposed by the Telangana government. An economic analysis of the issue is not included in this issue's legal framework. This
issue isn't only about a shared river; it's also vital to look at and grasp economic aspects (Prakash, Singh and Brouwer 2015). Hence,
a framework to analyse the effects the conflicts is needed to lower them in the future and enable better co-operation. For the purpose,
it is effective to explore the laws and frameworks that helps to lower conflicts, illegal activities and improve efficienc

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