A water war has broken out again between Kurnool and Mahbubnagar districts. Mahbubnagar politicians and farmers protested against the denial of their share of drinking water from the Tungabhadra dam and accused Kurnool leaders of siphoning off the water.

Kurnool received 1.29 tmc ft of water for drinking from Tungabhadra dam following a request and this led to a demand from Mahbubnagar leaders for a 40 per cent share.