Konda pochamma becoming another mallanna sagar?
By P Krishna | Express News Service | Published: 16th July 2017 09:22 AM |
SANGAREDDY: After Mallanna Sagar, land acquisition for Konda Pochamma Reservoir seems to be a bone of contention between the district administration and local people. State government has completed 50 per cent of land acquisition process in the last three days for Konda Pochamma reservoir and it is trying to build pressure on the local farmers for early completion of the remaining registration process. Thus, the government is trying to exert pressure on the farmers to expedite the process for procurement of their agricultural lands for the project.
Interestingly, at the same time, youth from the villages, likely to be submerged in the project, are trying to save at least 300 acres of land from registration so that they can force the government to announce fair compensation to the oustees.
Youth from Bailampur told Express that some of the TRS leaders were threatening the farmers in Mamidyala, Bailampur, Thanedarpally and Thanedarpally thanda and bringing pressure on them. “Farmers from these villages are being threatened that the government will forcefully take their lands,” the local youth alleged.
Sunil and Venkat Reddy from Bailamur village said, “If government is sincere, then instead of pressurising the farmers, it should send the officials to the village for discussion.” The duo alleged that instead of doing this government had appointed mediators, “which is not correct”.
They further alleged that some officials are making phone calls to the farmers, creating pressure on them and asking them to come to RDO office for registration.
Srinivas, a farmer from Mamidyala said their lands are near Hyderabad and the open market price of these lands is `20 lakh per acre. “Hence, government offering `12 lakh per acre is wrong. Some farmers purchased lands in some villages of Mulugu mandal between `18-25 lakh per acre before TRS came into power and now when government is offering Rs 12 lakh per acre they will get huge loss,” he said.
Officials take signatures of farmers in a printed pro-forma
Bailampur farmers alleged that officials are taking signatures of the farmers in a printed pro-forma which does not have any details related to land. Officials are taking passbooks and taking the signatures on revenue stamps and giving the cheques and telling that registration process has been completed.
They said whenever registration takes place, the details like farmers name and other details are written, but officials have not done like that and have acted like brokers. On Saturday, CPM agricultural union national secretary Mallaiah and other leaders visited Bailampur and interacted with the farmers. They assured of full support to the farmers in fight against the government.