‘Amaravati a tragedy in the making’, says renowned water conservationist Rajendra Singh

Renowned water conservationist Rajendra Singh, who is also known as the waterman of India, termed Amaravati “a tragedy in the making”. 

Published: 21st May 2018 04:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2018 04:08 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA:   Renowned water conservationist Rajendra Singh, who is also known as the waterman of India, termed Amaravati “a tragedy in the making”. He said that the dictatorial attitude of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu with regard to capital construction is not only in violation of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directives, but also would spell doom to the entire State.

Participating in a programme ‘Need For Nature Protection’ here on Sunday, Rajendra Singh observed that the State government is creating a dangerous lanscape in the name of Amaravati. “The NGT has given a clearance after laying certain conditions which can’t be bypassed. But the AP government has not been following any of them. Naidu is being dictatoria,” Rajendra Singh said.
He called for the rejuvenation of Krishna river. 

“The State government is not bothered about Krishna river, which is clearly evident from the master plan of Amaravati. They are creating the capital on the floodplains, which will affect the river. When I made a few suggestions, Naidu said that he is developing a massive greenery in the capital. But, only greenery is not sufficient,” he said.Vikram Soni and Romi Khosla. the architects of ‘Natural Cities’ concept, said that the development model adopted by the State government was a failed experiment. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Vijayawada news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp