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TD to block highway on Friday for NS water

Published: 14th September 2012 12:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2012 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

The TDP district committee and the water distribution committee, have decided to intensify their agitation if the government declares a crop holiday in Krishna delta for the current Kharif season. As a part of agitation, they have decided to block the Medarametla-Addanki-Narketpalli state highway on Friday.

Speaking at the round table conference here on Thursday, TDP senior leader Kodela Sivaprasad said the Krishna delta may be forced to go for another crop holiday even before recovering from last year’s crop holiday in Rabi season.

The delta farmers have already raised paddy in 2.50 lakh acres against 5.70 lakh acres.

The conference appealed to the delta farmers and people to join the agitation irrespective of party affiliations and protect the delta share in Krishna water for both irrigation and drinking.

Narsaraopet MP Modugula Venugopala Reddy proposed visiting every village in the delta to educate farmers on the injustice being done to them for political considerations.

The TDP district committee has decide to organise a meeting with representatives of the six TDP  districts committees of Nalgonda, Prakasam, Krishna, Guntur, West Godawary and Khammam at Nagarjuna Sagar, said TDP district committee president and Chillakaluripet MLA Prattipati Pulla Rao.

There are 22 lakh acres of ayacut dependent on Nagarjuna Sagar right and left canals, and 20 municipalities and more than 2,000 villages also depend on Krishna water for drinking purposes, said Gurajala MLA Yerapatineni Srinivasa Rao.

TDP state committee secretary Mannava Subba Rao, Vinukonda MLA GV Anjaneyulu, Vemuru MLA Nakka Anandababu, Pedakurapadu MLA Kommalapati Sridhar, party leaders from the district and water users association presidents of the delta and Nagarjuna Sagar ayucut attended the meeting.

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