Compensation distributed to Mallanna Sagar project oustees
Major Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao has said that the sacrifices made by the residents of Vemulaghat village, which will soon become a part of the history once the Mallanna Sagar project comes into existence, are invaluable. It is the bounded duty of the state government to protect your interests.
Siddipet: Major Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao has said that the sacrifices made by the residents of Vemulaghat village, which will soon become a part of the history once the Mallanna Sagar project comes into existence, are invaluable. It is the bounded duty of the state government to protect your interests.
At a programme held at Reddy Sankshema Bhavan here on Friday, Harish Rao was distributing compensation to the displaced persons of the Mallanna Sagar Project. He said that the state government has been paying a compensation of Rs 17,10, 23,494 to acquire 250 acres for the project. He said that 80 per cent of the land acquisition in Vemulaghat has been completed.
A total of 13,000 acres has been acquired for the Mallanna Sagar project so far. Still the project requires an extent of 700-800 acres. The minister announced a R and R package of Rs 7.50 lakh, a doube-bedroom house and rights to catch fish in the river. He told the displaced persons to vacate your houses only after the government handed over new houses to the displaced.
Further, he said that the government would pay compensation for the acquired home in the village. In the history of rehabilitation packages in the country, getting 2-bedroom houses constructed for the displaced persons was unheard of, he said. The R and R colony will have all the amenities that normally a village has.
The minister assured residential coaching for the wards of the displaced persons so that they will get good jobs. He alleged said that some selfish Congress leaders have been diverting the attention of the displaced persons. A few persons in the village are bent on rendering injustice to others, he lamented.
Striking an emotional bond with the displaced persons, Harish Rao said that well all take birth on the soil and get merged with it. But, the Government has a responsibility to think about the future of the displaced persons.
Ranganayaka Sagar project neared completion. Soon, water will be discharged from it, he said. The Mallanna Sagar Project has the capacity to irrigate half of the lands in Telangana. Once the project is completed, there would be no water problem in the region, he said.
Dubbaka MLA Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy, District Collector P Venkatrama Reddy, RDO Mutyam Reddy, Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha chairman Prabhakar Reddy, DCCB chairman Chitti Devender Reddy and other elected people’s representatives took part in the programme.