YSRCP MLAs demand release of water from Mylavaram reservoir

YSRCP MLAs demand release of water from Mylavaram reservoir
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YSR Congress MLAs, along with members of farmers associations, met the District Collector CHHarikiran on Monday and submitted a memorandum demanding release of water from Mylavaram reservoir to Papagni, Kundhu, Penna rivers for the benefit of farmers in the current rabi season

Kadapa: YSR Congress MLAs, along with members of farmers associations, met the District Collector CH.Harikiran on Monday and submitted a memorandum demanding release of water from Mylavaram reservoir to Papagni, Kundhu, Penna rivers for the benefit of farmers in the current rabi season.

Later speaking to media persons, they said though rabi season commenced two months ago, farmers under the ayacut of Papagni, Kundhu and Penna rivers failed to get water for irrigation due to several reasons.

They said only 1500 cusecs of water was released since last four days against actual release of 1tmcft from Mylavaram reservoir. They said 132 villages in Kamalapuram, Khajipet, Yerraguntla and Proddaturu mandals facing serious drinking water problem. Water is not supplied to the mandals though there was 4.013tmcft of water is available in Mylavaram reservoir.

The MLAs hoped that Collector initiate immediate action into the issue. YSR Congress MLAs P. Ravindranatha Reddy and A. Raghu Rami Reddy, Kadapa district farmers association president M.Prasad Reddy and others were present.

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