Srikakulam: Forest Minister Satrucherla Vijayarama Raju on Friday drew an interesting parallel between ‘yagnam’ performed by sages for the wealth of the common man in times of yore and the Jalayagnam being performed by Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy Government for the welfare of the farmers and the State at large.

In the ancient times, demons used to spoil the ‘yagnams’ performed by sages.