ANDHRA PRADESH

Government will take care of displaced: Ponnala

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: The Minister for Major Irrigation, Ponnala Lakshmaiah, has assured people that the Government will make sure that every family displaced by irrigation projects are compensated adequately.

At a conference of the Andhra Pradesh Rythu Sangham (APRS), the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural Labourers' Union and the Girijan Sangham on `Problems of displaced families' here on Monday, the Minister said that the Government had in mind every aspect concerning the projects. A policy document on `resettlement and rehabilitation (R&R) for project-affected families' had been prepared and copies would be distributed in affected areas soon, he said.

He, however, agreed that though R&R had been taken up for projects like Srisailam and Sriramsagar, there were some families who had not received compensation.

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