GUNTUR: Expressing deep shock and grief over the Nagaram gas mishap, Acharya Nagarjuna University vice-chancellor Prof K Viyyanna Rao has opined that there is a need to conduct a detailed study to identify the cause-effect relations pertaining to the ghastly incident. The university community feels that it is a social responsibility to take up a scientific study utilizing its resources, he said.
The University has formed a team of experts to study the incident and submit a detailed report within a week for onward transmission to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Government of India for taking necessary action. Prof P Sankara Pitchaiah of Endearment of Geology will be leading the team.
The other members of the team include Prof M Koteswara Rao, Dept. of Economics, Saraswathi Raju Iyer, Dept. of Sociology & Social Work, D Ravi Sankar Reddy, Pharmacy College and TVS Varalakshmi, Dept. of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering & Tech, ANU.