As KRMB talks stall, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will meet again.

Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) has decided to hold another round of negotiations with both the states . RMC has advised both states to refrain from filing repeat lawsuits about the use of power plants on either side of the main projects, Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar .

AMARAVATI: In the absence of agreement between AP and Telangana on major issues, the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) has decided to hold another round of negotiations with both the states before drafting the final blueprint for the Rule Curve (allocation of Krishna waters between the two states).The RMC's next meeting is likely to take place in the third week of August, after which time the plans will be presented to the entire board of KRMB.Following a request from Telangana, RMC has agreed to estimate the amount of floodwater entering the area that is insufficient.RMC, on the other hand, refused to account for the majority of water in AP's share of water because it was against the tribunal order.

RMC, led by KRMB member Ravi Kumar Pillai, has encouraged both states to use the power generation stations as per their convenience and need.RMC decided to extend the flood season from June 1 to October 31 instead of July 1 to October 31 on a petition from Andhra Pradesh.This would keep Srisailam's water levels at minimum 854 feet during the peak monsoon season, according to the government.Both states are struggling to keep the water levels in the Srisailam project at 834 feet, against the CWCs' requirement of 854 feet.

Officials in Telangana maintain that the Srisailam project was originally designed as a hydroelectric power plant and would fall to 834 feet for electricity production.RMC is unable to reach a definitive decision because this is a contentious issue.We will track down the minutes and demands of both states and forward them to the board (KRMB) for consideration in the final call.According to RMC convenor Pillai, we will also record the CWCs' directives in the minutes.

Since water is being shared in the same amount, the AP had also stated that they were entitled to receive 66% of the electricity generated by the Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar schemes.