ANDHRA PRADESH

Ryots demand release of water from Srisailam

Farmers staged rasta roko under the aegis of Telugu Desam Party at Khajipet on National Highway No. 18 on Wednesday demanding release of water from Srisailam reservoir to KC Canal.

Though the water reached the full reservoir level of 875 ft. in Srisailam reservoir, the government was inept in releasing water to KC Canal, TDP State secretary Redyam Venkatasubba Reddy said. Accusing officials of hoodwinking farmers by asserting that water was released, Mr. Reddy said water stored at Rajoli was released, but not from Srisailam reservoir.

Water should be released to KC Canal for crops in the ayacut, the TDP leader said and warned of an intensive agitation if the government was lax. TDP leaders Rythu Sangham and TDP functionaries participated.

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