Hyderabad, Aug 17 :
The Congress party has encroached fertile lands owned by small and medium farmers in the name of forming Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in the State, charged the Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) legislator Vanga Geetha.
Raising this issue during the discussion in the assembly on Monday, Vanga Geetha stated that the Praja Rajyam would support the farmers till they get due justice and compensation for their fertile lands from the government.
She stated that the PRP has introduced adjournment motion in the House to take up discussion on encroachment of fertile lands in the name of forming special economic zones in the state.
The PRP also wanted to discuss announcement of special package for displaced farmers and in providing alternative employment to those who lost their lands in the state.
She also criticised the state government’s indifferent attitude for not providing facilities to farmers’ lands which are pending in the various courts regarding the formation of SEZs.
Another PRP MLA Anil alleged that the Assembly Speaker Kiran Kumar Reddy is not giving adequate time to the PRP members to discuss the construction of Babli barrage by the neighbouring Maharashtra Government on the river Godavari.
He said the state government has totally failed to prevent the construction of barrage. Terming the project as 'illegal,' the MLA said it would block water to the Sri Ram Sagar Project in Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region.
He urged the government to look into alternative measures for providing irrigation facilities in the Telangana region.