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Kothagudem MLA clears villagers doubts on underground mines

Kothagudem MLA clears villagers doubts on underground mines
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There is no need for people to have apprehensions and become anxious with regard to underground mines, observed local MLA Jalagam Venkat Rao on...

Kothagudem: There is no need for people to have apprehensions and become anxious with regard to underground mines, observed local MLA Jalagam Venkat Rao on Tuesday.

Interacting with residents of Rampuram village in Penagadapa panchayat of Chunchupalli mandal in the context of a survey undertaken by the Singareni Collieries officials for an underground mine, Jalagam clarified their doubts.

The MLA stated that forest lands, not private properties, would be acquired for an underground mine. He pledged to stand by the people if private lands were acquired and if they faced any problem.

Jalagam assured villagers that they won’t have any problems from underground mine and they could freely take up cultivation as there won’t be any threat to borewells and ground water.

When farmers informed him that they were not getting adequate water for raising crops, the legislator summoned Irrigation department DE Tirupati to the spot and told him to examine the possibility of providing water to Erra Cheruvu and Krishnareddy Cheruvu.

He promised to take up the issue with the Singareni officials.

Jalagam assured the villagers to develop Rampuram with the funds being allotted by Singareni Collieries.

Among those present were MPP Banoth Kesli, Market Committee Chairman Harilal, Sarpanch Kalavathi and MPTC member Narasimha Rao.

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