VISAKHAPATNAM: Araku Lok Sabha member Kothapalli Geetha Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and took up several pending issues for the development of her constituency. The Prime Minister reportedly responded positively to her pleas and promised all assistance for the development of Araku parliamentary constituency.
In her representation, the MP highlighted lack of drinking water and the irrigation facilities for agriculture in tribal areas. She also requested for provision of multi-connectivity of roads, release of additional funds through various programmes including NABARD, and also issuance of required forest clearance for most of the projects for which survey was completed. Geetha also wanted the Central government to sort out issues pertaining to mining in her constituency and initiate necessary action for protection of the rights of tribals under 1/70 PESA Act and gram sabha declaration.
She wanted the government to convert tribal-dominated non-scheduled villages into scheduled villages, which has been a long standing demand with the Andhra Pradesh government.