The Chief Minister should also stay put in a village to understand the predicament of farmers, more particularly tenant farmers: YSRCP
YSR Congress Party has challenged Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to stay put in delta farmer’s residence to understand their plight, during his visit to the district.
YSRCP wrote an open letter to the Chief Minister here on Monday. Releasing a copy to press, YSRCP agriculture wing convener M.V.S. Nagi Reddy said ‘palle nidralu’ should not be just for officials. The Chief Minister should also stay put in a village to understand the predicament of farmers, more particularly tenant farmers, he said.
The Congress government had repeated the mistakes of TDP government by not releasing water to delta region. In 2003 also former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had released water from Jurala project though there was a widespread farmers’ agitation up to September 15.
The delta farmers were not up in arms against the release of waters from Jurala project. But, they would like to know why the government denied riparian rights of delta farmers, he said, adding, the government with its inefficient management had pushed the delta farmers into doldrums.
As much as 60 percent works of Pulichintala project were completed during Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy tenure. The government, thereafter, could complete only 12 percent of the works.
Had the government completed the Pulichintala, which would ensure irrigation waters to delta region for 50 days, the regional disparities and differences would not have cropped up. Likewise, the fate of Polavaram project is hanging in balance. The government has no commitment to complete the projects and put the State on development track, he alleged.
The government, instead of spending crores of rupees on false propaganda, needs to resolve the problems faced by the people. A ‘white paper’ on achievements of the present government vis-a-vis YSR government with a special reference to rural areas would speak volumes of failures of the Congress government, he said.