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Chief Justice Ramana recuses himself from hearing Andhra Pradesh-Telangana water dispute

Earlier, the CJI had suggested the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to seek instructions on clearing the disputes through mediation.

Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Wednesday recused himself from hearing the plea filed by the state of Andhra Pradesh, alleging that Telangana is depriving Andhra’s citizens of their legitimate share of water for drinking and irrigation purposes.

The Divisional Bench of the Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Surya Kant was hearing a petition, which stated, “… the reservoir’s quantity has seriously depleted on account of use of water for generation of power in Telangana state and established by ‘daily readings’ submitted by the Authorities of that Dam.”

Earlier, the CJI had suggested the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to seek instructions on clearing the disputes through mediation.

Whereas, Advocate G Umapathy appearing for the state of Andhra Pradesh, submitted that the state wants to adjudicate the matter, to which the Solicitor General had no objection.

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The Andhra Pradesh government has alleged, “The state of Telangana is refusing to follow decisions taken in the Apex Council constituted under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014, directions of Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) constituted under the 2014 Act and directions of the Government of India.”

The bench has now directed the matter to be listed before another bench.

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