B. V. S. Bhaskar

Devipatnam (East Godavari): When Polavaram Major Irrigation Project is going to get National Project status and the works on the project are going to be taken up again in three to four months, people of some 50 villages in this mandal and Polavaram on the other side, which are going to be submerged in both East and West Godavari districts are worried about their future.

Almost all the evacuees are in a fix over the future of their children, lands, cattle and other properties which are going to be hit by the project. They could not understand the theory behind the spending of money on their villages in the name of roads, water storage tanks, drainage system and community halls.

D. Abraham of Ramayyapeta in Polavaram mandal, an unemployed youth said that, the bankers are not coming forward to lend money to start business, as the village is going to submerge in future.