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Nayakangudem farmers say no to bypass road

Nayakangudem farmers say no to bypass road
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Telangana Rythu Sangham district president Bandi Ramesh demanded the government not to lay bypass road from Nayakangudem to Ponnekal of Kusumanchi...

Khammam: Telangana Rythu Sangham district president Bandi Ramesh demanded the government not to lay bypass road from Nayakangudem to Ponnekal of Kusumanchi mandal alleging that it would affect as many as 470 farmers living in Nayakangudem.

The representatives of the Sangham along with the farmers of Nayakangudem took out a rally in the district headquarters on Monday and submitted a memorandum to District Collector DS Lokesh Kumar on the account of Grievance Day here in Khammam on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, Ramesh said with laying of bypass road from Nayakangudem to Ponnekal, the farmers of Nayakangudem who are cultivating 670 acres with the SRSP waters will lose their livelihood and face lot of hardships.

“Many farmers who are cultivating their lands through borewells and drip irrigation systems will lose their livelihood and will come on to the road along with their family members with the construction of bypass road which is in anyway not useful for them,” he alleged.

Due to pressure exerted by some influential political leaders, the bypass road constructions are taken up which is not necessary for the people of Nayakangudem or for Ponnekal villages, he pointed.

He demanded the government to withdraw the proposal of construction of bypass road and suggested to widen the existing road from Nayakangudem to Ponnekal which would not affect any farmers and acceptable for everyone. Nayakangudem farmers B Malsur, Bellampalli Ashok, T Venkateshwar Rao, Jitendar and B Kishan Rao were present along with others.

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