Oustees seek release of compensation

Published: 28th June 2016 04:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2016 04:58 AM   |  A+A-


NALGONDA: People across four villages of Peddhavoora mandal staged a dharna before the superintendent engineer office, GENCO, in Adavidevulapally village of Damaracharla mandal on Monday demanding release of compensation for their land given up for the construction of Nagarjunasagar (NSP) tail pond project.

The project is a multipurpose reservoir located 21 kilometres downstream of Nagarjunasagar dam near Satrasala of Guntur district.

Construction of the project began in 2006 and the government had sanctioned compensation of `1,25,000 per acre to oustees. Villages of Nadigadda and Chityala of Chinthalapalem and Jalikunta thandas lost their land due to the project. On Monday, the oustees of tail pond project under the banner of Raithu Sangham and Agriculture Labour Association, alleged that many farmers are yet to receive compensation and rehabilitation.

Raithu Sangham leader M Sudhakar Reddy said, “Farmers are yet to receive compensation for about 270 acres of land. We want the government to arrange for rehabilitation centres to about four villages and provide jobs to unemployed youth.”

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