Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Thursday reassured the state that the proposed thermal power project being taken up by the Nagarjuna Construction Company at Gollagandi in Sompeta mandal, will supplement the power needs of the people.
Rosaiah told newsmen the power plant would help tide over the state's power shortage to some extent. The poor farmers and fishermen need not get agitated over the impending threat to their livelihood from the proposed thermal power plant, he said.
The project would not affect the farm lands or the ecology and the government would ensure protection of the environment in the region, the Chief Minister said. He promised not to touch the farmers' lands.
Rejecting the TDP demand for dismissal of Revenue Minister Dharmanna Prasada Rao and a judicial inquiry by a sitting judge as sought by the CPI, he said the Minister was nowhere in the picture.
Terming the incident as unfortunate, he expressed his sympathies with the bereaved family members. He asked the people to maintain calm and restraint.
The Chief Minister said he had discussions with Odissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in New Delhi over Jhunjhawati and Vamsadhara projects.
Rosaiah said he had asked Home Minister Chidambaram to send three IPS officers for the state to help maintain law and order in the state.
Both Home Minister and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lauded him for working efficiently and maintaining law and order in the state.