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TDP leaders and activists staging a Mahadharna at the Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada on Saturday demanding the release of water for the Krishna Delta | Ch Narayana Rao
Ruckus at ZP meet over Srisailam reservoir level
Thursday, Nov 18, 2004
By Our Staff Reporter
VIJAYAWADA, NOV.17. The recent issuance of GO No 107 fixing the minimum draw down level (MDDL) of Srisailam Reservoir at 854 feet created a ruckus at the Zilla Parishad meeting with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members disrupting the proceedings by staging a dharna inside the hall. The Higher Education Minister, P.Venkateswara Rao, who was present at the meeting, walked out of the hall in a huff after the TDP members commenced their dharna.
The dharna was preceded by a two-hour heated exchanges between TDP and Congress members. Though initially the chairperson, N.Sudha Rani, adjourned the meeting for lunch break, the TDP members continued their protest after the break forcing the adjournment of the meeting for the entire day.
Trouble started right at the commencement of the meeting with the Nandigama legislator, D.Uma Maheswara Rao, and the TDP floor leader, Y.B. Rajendra Prasad, repeatedly raising the issue of the GO 107 and seeking its immediate withdrawal. The TDP leaders wanted the meeting to pass a unanimous resolution asking the Government to scrap the GO. However, the Congress leaders like the Tenali MP, V.Balashowry, the Gudur ZPTC member, A. Kanta Rao, and others defended the GO stating that sufficient water had been released for the Krishna delta farmers and there was no need to rake up the issue at the meeting.
However, the TDP members stuck to their stance stating that farmers in the region were highly agitated. While the TDP members accused the Chief Minister, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, of compromising the interests of the delta farmers to benefit the farmers of his native Rayalseema region, the Congress leaders asserted that only after the party assumed power, sufficient water had been released for the standing crops in the region.
The Education Minister’s clarification that the GO was issued only after a thorough discussion at an all-party meeting failed to convince the TDP members. Mr. Rao pointed out that the senior TDP leader, M.V. Mysoora Reddy, while being in the Congress had sought increase in the MDDL to 854 feet, but was now opposing the same after changing the party. Asserting that sufficient water was being released for the delta farmers, the Minister appealed to the TDP leaders not to politicise the issue. A number of Congress members rose to oppose the TDP persisting with the issue. Stating that the issue had been sufficiently clarified by the Government, they wanted the meeting to take up other issues in the agenda.
However, the TDP refused to relent and marched to the podium to commence their dharna forcing the adjournment of the meeting for the entire day.
The legislators — M. Venkata Pratap Appa Rao (Nuzivid), Y. Raja Ramachander Rao (Kaikaluru), M.Venkateswara Rao (Gannavaram), and Kodali Venkateswara Rao alias Nani (Gudivada) — and the district Collector, K. Prabhakar Reddy, attended the meeting.
Fight for your share of water: TDP tells farmers
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Aug 28, 2012 at 07:52am IST
The Telugu Desam Party organised a Maha Dharna on the river bed of Krishna at the Prakasam Barrage on Saturday demanding release of Nagarjuna Sagar water to the Krishna delta for kharif crops.
CPI activists also participated in the Maha Dharna.
Speaking at the dharna camp, TDP leaders exhorted the Krishna delta farmers to fight for their rightful share of the river water.
They came down heavily on the Kiran Kumar Reddy government for its failure to file a counter petition in the High Court on the release of Nagarjuna Sagar project (NSP) to the Krishna delta.
They demanded that the Congress government make a categorical statement on the release of NS water to the delta.
Telugu Rythu state president Karanam Balaram alleged that the government was trying to deceive the Krishna delta farmers citing the GOs as a hindrance to release of NS water.
It should release NS water even if the water level in the dam is at the dead storage level to safeguard the interests of delta farmers, he said.
The TDP leader said the Congress MPs failed to raise the plight of Krishna delta farmers due to non-release of NS water in the ongoing Parliament session.
Ponnur MLA Dhulipala Narendra flayed the YSR regime for issuing the controversial GO 107 which makes it mandatory to maintain a minimum draw down level (MDDL) of 854 ft at Srisailam reservoir.
Finding fault with the Telangana and Rayalaseema leaders for opposing the release of Nagarjuna Sagar water to the delta, former minister Kodela Siva Prasada Rao said it would result in food crisis in the state.
The prevention of water release would also affect the interests of farmers in Nalgonda and Khammam districts where 8 lakh acres are under cultivation.
TDP district president Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao, who led the Maha Dharna, criticised the state government for its failure to convince the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal, which accepted the Karnataka government’s proposal of increasing the height of Almatti dam.
TDP Politburo member K Yerran Naidu, Machilipatnam MP Konakalla Narayana Rao, MLAs Dasari Balavardhana Rao, Jayamangala Venkataramana, MLCs YVB Rajendra Prasad and Nannapaneni Rajakumari, CPI MLC Jelli Wilson, CPI city secretary Donepudi Sankar and others spoke at the dharna.
Mild tension prevailed at the dharna camp when the police prevented the vehicles of TDP leaders near Prakasam Barrage.
Vehicular traffic on the barrage was not allowed during the TDP Maha Dharna.
Lagadapati misleading Krishna Delta farmers, alleges TRS
Hyderabad, August 27 (INN): The Telangana Rashtra Samithi has accused Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal of misleading the farmers of Krishan Delta by holding Telangana leaders responsible for the non-release of water from Nagarjuna Sagar Dam.
Talking to reporters at Assembly media point, TRS polit-bureau member B Vinod condemned Lagadapati’s statement wherein he accused the TRS and Telangana leaders of halting release of water from Nagarjuna Sagar to the Krishna Delta. He said during the rule of Telugu Desam Party, GO Ms No 69 dated 15-06-1996 was released stating that water could not be released from the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam if the water level was below 834 feet. Similarly, on 28-09-2004 another GO Ms No 107 was issued raising the prescribed water level to 854 feet. He said the Telangana leaders approached the court based on these two GOs.
Vinod said that the TRS leaders did not raise any new demand and only insisted on the implementation of the earlier GOs. He said that by leveling baseless allegations against the TRS leaders, Lagadapati Rajagopal was trying to create enmity between the Telangana leaders and farmers from the Krishna Delta.
The TRS leader demanded that the Vijayawada MP should present the true picture before the farmers of Krishna Delta by revealing the details of GOs issued by the TDP and Congress governments.
`TDP politicising G.O. 107′
By Our Staff Reporter
CUDDAPAH, OCT. 10. The Mydukur MLA, D.L. Ravindra Reddy, on Sunday charged Telugu Desam leaders with “politicising” the issue of G.O. 107 that stipulates mandatory maintenance of the Minimum Draw Down Level (MDDL) of 854 ft. in Srisailam reservoir.
Addressing a press conference here, he accused the former Minister for Major Irrigation, Kadiyam Srihari, of “double speak” for opposing the G.O. now, when he had admitted in the past that the TDP Government had committed a blunder by reducing the MDDL.
The Congress leader said after G.O. 107’s issuance, G.O. 69, issued in June 15, 1996 during the TDP rule, which had reduced the MDDL to 834 ft. to serve the “selfish” interests of coastal Andhra leaders, stood cancelled. He recalled that an all-party meeting of leaders from Cuddapah and Kurnool, had put forth the demands for the maintenance of MDDL of 854 ft. in Srisailam reservoir and scrapping of G.O. 69.
Later, an all-party delegation called on the then Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, who promised to restore the original MDDL but dilly-dallied on the issue, he alleged.
An all-party meeting, called by the Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, was attended by the Congress, TDP, BJP, CPI, CPI(M) and TRS, who agreed to maintain the MDDLs. The MDDLs of 854 ft. in Srisailam, 510 ft. in Nagarjunasagar, 21 tmcft. in Somasila and eight tmcft. in Kandaleru reservoirs were fixed when the projects were conceived, he said.
Despite being signatories to a resolution adopted then, the former Ministers, Kadiyam Srihari, Kodela Sivaprasada Rao and Sobha Nagi Reddy, differed on the issuenow, he alleged.