All the petitioners are over 18 years of age and the sons and daughters of farmers whose lands and houses have been acquired for the construction of Veeranjaneya Balancing Reservoir under the PRLIS.
While reportedly nobody raised objections on the environmental impact aspect of the project, farmers expressed their apprehensions regarding compensation for land being acquired.
If the approval is not obtained within six months form the date of notification, the projects shall cease to operate, as per the gazette issued by the Jal Shakti Ministry.
Move comes after ryots from Rayalaseema, Prakasam, Guntur and Krishna districts filed petition claiming that it had no allocations under either of the Krishna tribunals or the AP Reorganisation Act.
According to sources, 70 per cent of land acquisition works for the project have been completed.
Rama Rao made these remarks during his public address at Narayanpet on the final day of the Pattana Pragathi programme.
The petitioner alleged that there was indiscriminate removal of black soil in minor irrigation tanks in villages close to the Udandapur reservoir for construction of a 15.865-km bund
A tense situation prevailed in the village as the local farmers stopped the tippers carrying construction material from reaching the project area.
A decision to this effect was taken at a review held by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on PRLIS on the second day on Monday at Pragathi Bhavan.