Rajanna-Sircilla: Mid Manair project land oustees staged a rasta roko at Agraharam on the outskirts of Sircilla on Friday, demanding suitable compensation. Vehicular traffic on Vemulawada-Sircilla main road came to a standstill with the road blockade. The demonstrators refused to withdraw their protest till the district collector called on them and gave an assurance on compensation.
Speaking on the occasion, they found fault with the government for not taking steps to provide a suitable compensation to people who lost their valuable lands under the project. The government was considering Mid Manair as a lifeline for the entire Telangana State. However, land oustees have not been paid suitable compensation. People staying in Relief and Rehabilitation colonies were facing severe hardships due to the lack of employment opportunities.
Appreciating the State government to supply water to farmers by shifting water from Mid Manair to Mallannasagar, they wanted the government to provide compensation to MM oustees on par with Mallannasagar. Later, they withdrew agitation after getting assurance from the district administration.
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