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Speaker seeks Singareni jobs to displaced persons
Khammam: Legislative Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar here on Monday instructed the Singareni officials to give at least one job to one family to the...
Khammam: Legislative Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar here on Monday instructed the Singareni officials to give at least one job to one family to the displaced persons. He arrived here on Monday as part of his two-day visit to the district. He was accompanied by chairman of ST committee Rajanna Dora, Deputy Speaker Bhatti Vikramarka, Horticulture Minister Ramreddi Venkata Reddy and Union Minister of State for Social Justice Balaram Naik. The Speaker expressed dissatisfaction over the non-payment of compensation to the displaced persons, poor implementation regarding environment protection. He also instructed the officials to spend 20 per cent of profits for the displaced persons and for the development of affected areas. He visited several places in the district and reviewed the implementation of various welfare schemes. Representatives of employees, workers, women's organizations and representatives of political parties met the Speaker at the Khammam R & B Guest House and submitted petitions on their problems. Home Guards pleaded with the Speaker to help increase their salaries. TDP leader and former minister Tummala Nageswara Rao submitted a memorandum to the Speaker for completion of Indira Sagar and Rajeev Sagar irrigation projects in the district and for the release of water to tail-end areas of the Nagarjuna Sagar Project Left Canal. Wyra MLA Banoth Chandravarthi asked the Speaker to ensure the fund release for completion of pending irrigation projects in the district. Later the Speaker reviewed the implementation of reservations in Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) and the funds spent by the Company for the welfare of SCs and STs at the Singareni Guest House in the Kothagudem. SCCL Chairman and Managing Director Sutirtha Bhattacharya welcomed the Speaker. Rajanna Dora, Chairman of Legislature Committee for SC and ST Welfare asked the company officials to implement reservation policy. Stressing the importance of coal production he suggested to the officials to take steps for protecting the environment and rights of tribals. He asked the officials to hike the compensation paid to the persons died while performing the duty. The Speaker also visited the opencast coalmine in Manuguru and interacted with the workers. He promised the government help to the people displaced due to the opencast mines.