Special Correspondent

SRIKAKULAM: Gorle Haribabi Naidu, MLC, who has been organising dharnas to highlight the problem of pollution from the industrial units located on both sides of the NH-5 between Ranasthalam and Pusapatirega, on Monday said that he would launch an awareness programme in the six affected mandals in the districts of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram from May 8.

He would also stage a dharna at the Pollution Control Board Zonal Office in Visakhapatnam on May 14.

Speaking to media persons here, Mr. Naidu alleged that the PCB had failed to take action against the industrial units causing water and air pollution. This would be followed by mahadharnas in front of collectorates in the two districts. The agitation was being organised apolitically and representatives from all parties would be involved.