The three-day event to commence on December 10

The 20th district conference of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) will be held here for three days from December 10. This was announced by party district secretary Dadala Subbarao at a media conference on Monday.

He said that four important issues, namely, increase of property tax in municipal areas, price rise, crop holiday in Konaseema and issues in Agency area, would be discussed at the conference.

Midiam Babu Rao, former MP and senior leader of the party, said that action plan for the next three years would be chalked out at the conference. He demanded the State government spell out on alternatives to the Polavaram major irrigation project, keeping in mind environmental issues, evacuees and their rehabilitation, the Nelakota Thermal Power project and related subjects. He asked the Government to convene an all-party meeting on the Polavaram issue to discuss alternatives.

Mr. Babu Rao said the government was trying to introduce community farming which was dangerous to tenant and small farmers. He said bauxite and laterite mining in Agency areas was being done by non-tribals in tribal areas. Party leaders Prakash and Arun participated in press conference.

Poura Seva centre

MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar on Monday inaugurated Poura Seva centre (Revenue services through online) at Urban Tahasildar office. MLA Rowthu Suryaprakasha Rao, MLC K. Durgesh and Revenue Divisional Officer M. Venugopala Reddy were present.

The MP said people could get different types of certificates from the Revenue department online avoiding delay in getting them. He said all eSeva centers would be linked to these Poura Seva centres and certificates for more than 10 services would be available to the public.

RDO Venugopala Reddy said that all mandals in the division were linked online.

Urban Tahasildar S. Mallibabu said six centres would work in the city to cater to the needs of the public. Mayor A. Veeraraghavamma, MLA Chandana Ramesh, and APIIC chairman S. Sivarama Subrahmanyam participated.


  • Four pressing issues will be discussed at the meet, says party leader
  • He says non-tribals are taking up mining in tribal areas