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MLA Akula Satyanarayana objects Ayyannapatrudu’s remarks on Polavaram

Rajahmahendravaram:: Rajahmahendravaram urban MLA Akula Satyanarayana from the BJP today said that the Minister for R&B Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu was making statements on Polavaram project without knowledge. It may be recalled that the Minister condemned the statements of BJP leaders D.Purandeswari and Kanna Lakshminarayana that funds were being misused by constructing coffer dam and also questioning its location relating to the project. He said that TDP leaders including Ayyannapatrudu’s were blaming the BJP for the State government’s failure on Polavaram issue.

Transstroy works – tenders called for

The AP Department of Water Resources has directly issued a tender notification for Polavaram project works. The ‘de-scoping’ of the Polavaram Project works under provisions of 60C of the EPC Agreement with prime contractor of the project. Transstroy was discussed in details at the weekly review meeting on November 13 and a decision was taken to issue a tender notification on November 15 for the works worth Rs.1,395 crore. The last date for filing tenders has been fixed as December 4 before 4pm.

GO for ID crops

Guntur:: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu today urged farmers of the Nagarjuna Sagar Right Canal Project ayacut to opt for irrigated dry crops rather than paddy during rabi in view of water scarcity. He said water releases into the Sagar had been dwindling and the quantum was within the jurisdiction of the Krishna River Management Board.

NGT verdict a slap on YSRCP

Vijayawada:: The TDP spokesman Lanka Dinkar said the NGT nod for construction of the capital city Amaravati was like a slap in the face of YSRCP leaders who tried their best to bring the project to a halt by waging a misinformation campaign. Speaking to media, he said that the government explained its stand on the suspicions raised by sceptics and NGT dismissed the YSRCP’s arguments that the recommendations of Sivaramakrishnan Committee were brushed aside and it snatched multi-cropped lands from the farmers through coercive measures are baseless.

Two rescued leopards die in zoo

Tirupati:: A leopard that was rescued by the forest department from a tap installed by a farmer at Mallrupalle in Irala mandal succumbed to injuries at the Sri Venkateswara Zoological park on Saturday. The farmers had erected the metal trap in their field abutting the forest to keep wild animals at by. Zoo curator Y.Srinivawsa Reddy advised farmers not to install such life-threatening traps that could cause grievous hurt to the animals. Similarly, another leopard rescued from Kapila Theertham area of Tirupati sometime back and house in the zoo also died of illness.

Review meet

A Tech Conference-2017 is being organized jointly by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the UNESCO here from December 16 to 18. Commisioner of Collegiate Education Uday Lakshmi and Collector Pravin Kumar held a review meeting with the representatives of UNESCO, Andhra University and Law University and IIM here today.

=Graduation ceremony- Eighth graduation ceremony of GITAM School of International Business was celebrated here on Saturday at KRC auditorium, GSIB conferred fellowship on co-founder of Tiger Analytics, Chennai Pradeep Gulapalli, Director (commercial) RINL Prabir Raychaudhury was the chief guest.

Exhibition of SHG products

An exhibition and sale of products made by members of self-help groups in GVMC will be organized at the MEPMA Baza opposite Novotel Hotel on Sunday from 10am according to Urban Community Development Project Director D.Srinivasan.

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