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Drought-hit villagers take to streets

Published: 10th July 2012 12:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2012 12:04 PM   |  A+A-

Protesting against the government’s apathy in taking up drought relief measures, people in several villages here took to streets on Monday.

Demanding the officials to provide drinking water, the villagers of Sanjeevarayunipalle in Hindupur rural mandal staged a dharna on the Hindupur-Bengaluru highway while people of Cholasamudram in Lepakshi mandal, blocked the road with their cattle to protest against the government’s failure to supply fodder to their cattle.

Villagers of Mittamidapalle, Basavapalle, Kirikera and Manesamudram marched through the streets of Hindupur, before staging a dharna at the taluk office for their demands.

AP Rythu Sangham (APRS) state general secretary Rama Rao criticised the  government for its failure to provide relief to the drought-affected areas.

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