KHAMMAM: Stressing the need to protect the environment, the Parliamentary standing committee on environment and forest chairperson Renuka Chowdhary said that there was a need to protect the environment to maintain the ecosystem and to preserve the earth for the future generation.
Standing committee visited forest department urban park in Velugumatla village and planted trees with Padmasri awardee P Ramaiah and his wife Janikamma.
Later, speaking to media persons, she said that the standing committee would take measures to protect the environment. She said that the committee would take the issue of cleaning of Godavari river on the lines of Ganga river with the Union government. She opined protection of environment was everybody’s responsibility and all should plant more trees.
The committee visited many places and submitted about 300 reports to the government. She said that people complained about drinking water problem when the committee visited various places.
The drinking water problem would be solved due to rains and rains would come due to the planting of more trees, she pointed out.
She also said that the Union government was bringing advanced technology to protect crops from getting damaged. She said that the committee would study environment percentage in Singareni collieries in Kothagudem and also invite applications from people facing problems in Kothagudem thermal power station in Palvoncha.
Forest department officials have explained to the committee about taking steps for developing park in Velugumatla village. Later, she felicitated Ramaiah who worked hard for the protection of the environment. District collector DS Lokesh Kumar and committee members participated in the programme.
Renuka extends support to granite owners
Khammam: Standing Committee Chairperson and MP Renuka Chowdary on Sunday visted granite owners association ‘deeksha camp’ and extended her support. Speaking to mediapersons, she said that the Union government should reduce GST from 28 per cent to 5 per cent and solve their demands. She assured the granite owners that the issue will be raised in the coming parliament session and will fight till the GST is reduced.
CPM party district committee took out a huge procession in the town and raised slogans against the Union government. Later addressing the procession, party state secretariat member Potineni Sudharshan faulted the Union government’s attitude and said that the government has given I7,000 as a subsidy amount to corporate companies, but is not considering granite owners. He warned the government that if their problems are not solved, the agitation would be intensified.