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Almatti dam height issue to spark stir

Published: 15th July 2013 09:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2013 09:02 AM   |  A+A-

TDP district president and Mylavaram MLA Devineni Umamaheswar Rao has accused chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy of showing indifference towards the Karnataka government’s efforts of increasing the height of Alamatti dam and added that the increase would turn the Krishna river’s command area into a desert.

Addressing a press conference here Sunday, the TDP MLA said that the Karnataka chief minster Siddaramaiah has recently announced the allotment of funds for increasing the height of Alamatti dam from 519.6 ft to 524.25 ft on the Assembly floor.

He further added that while the TDP was in power, they had stopped the attempts of increasing the height of the dam through a legal battle. Rao was skeptical about the efforts of the 33 Congress MPs regarding the issue.

Warning to launch agitations in August if the CM did not take up the issue, he asked the local MP Lagadapati Rajagopal and minister K Parthasarathy to respond to the increase of the dam’s height.

TDP central constituency incharge Bonda Umamaheswar Rao was also present at the press meet.

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