The Telangana Sahajavanarula Parirakshana Porata Committee district unit, in association with the Telangana United Front (TUF), has decided to launch a crusade against the stone, granite and sand quarry operations, which are causing serious harm to the ecology and affecting society.

To form human chains

Talking to newsmen here on Monday, TUF co-chairperson Vimalakka, and Telangana Sahajavanarula Parikshana Porata Committee chairman T. Jaganmohan Rao said that they would form human chains around all the g stone and granite quarries demanding the government to seize the quarries for the protection of the environment.

They would launch the programme on April 20 from the Odyaram region of the district and cover various stone and granite quarries in the district till April 30.

Contractors flayed

Alleging that the Seemandhra contractors were snatching away the precious natural resources of stone, granite and sand from the Telangana region, they said that the excavation of stone and granite from quarries would cause serious loss to the ecology and displacement of people residing on the hillocks.

They said that the stone and granite quarry operations were also causing depletion of the groundwater table and extinction of natural flora and fauna.

Direct action

They also urged the administration not to accord permission for new quarries and threatened to take up direct action after April 30 if the government failed to seize the quarries. They also appealed to all the Telangana protagonists to join their mission.

Leaders of the two organisation demanded that the government to stop lifting of Godavari river water from Sripada Yellampalli project to the Hyderabad city.

Telangana Sahajavanarula Parirakshana Porata Committee, TUF plan protest from April 20