A judgement on the KG basin gas row is expected soon. A look at its likely impact

AKIVIDU, March 28: The state government will take up canal modernisation in Tungabhadra, Krishna and Penna rivers along with the Godavari and Krishna delta, and Rs 1,470 crore is being spent for the purpose.

In the first ever biggest deal signed with public sector undertaking, Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) will now study the climate changes in Krishna-Godavari basin off the east coast of India.
The project worth Rs 10.37 crore has been awarded to NIO by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

Oct. 8: Modernisation of the Krishna delta alone will provide a lasting solution to the perennial flooding of Krishna district, said irrigation experts.
Implementation of the long-pending modernisation scheme was one of the cherished dreams of the late Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy.

Many of the world's largest deltas are densely populated and heavily farmed. Yet many of their inhabitants are becoming increasingly vulnerable to flooding and conversions of their land to open ocean.

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy has said that more than 100 tmcft water available in Nagarjunasagar reservoir was enough to save the crops in Krishna delta and meet the drinking water needs.

June 29: The Krishna-Godavari basin has been a potential zone for extraction of oil and gas for a long time. The ONGC started exploration for oil and gas in the KG Basin in April 1977, and drilled its first well near Narasapuram in 1978, and discovered gas.

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Vijayawada, Sept. 9: The Congress government claims to be focused on irrigation projects, but poor water management is compounding the woes of farmers in the Krishna and Godavari delta. Despite the tall claims about irrigation projects, several lakh cusecs of water from Krishna and Godavari rivers is going waste into the sea. At the same time, flooding also occurs, damaging the crops in several hundred acres. The same fields dry up during drought and yearn for water even for a single crop.

Krishna delta lost 1,783 ha between 1977 and 2000 A study published in Current Science (Vol 87, No 9) noted that the Godavari delta had lost 1,836