Hyderabad: By and large, the setting up of Pharma City received good support from the public including farmers, industrialists, environmentalists and NGOs. Narendhar, Telangana Pharma Industries president, said the latest technology was available for effluent treatment unlike in the past when industrial waste was a major concern. “The State government, adopting advanced techniques, is ensuring zero pollution which is a welcome move,” he said.
Y Chenakeshava Reddy, NGO, said: “We also welcome the Pharma City since the government is taking all measures to develop greenery in vast stretches besides providing skill development centre in the campus. The TSIIC should ensure that all the effected locals get employment without fail.”
Sunanda Reddy, an environmentalist, said the government should also conduct survey on health status and crop pattern of the 12 villages. “The government should constitute an experts committee to look into concern raised during the public hearing,” he said.
The State leads the field in pharma sector, but the government should ensure that the Zero Liquidity Discharge mechanism works without fail, Dr Indrasena Reddy, a pharma scientist said.
Former Minister and Congress leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy said the land acquisition was not done in proper way. “The environment assessment report was also not prepared in a proper way,” he said, and sought fair compensation for the farmers.
Jamuna, MPP, Yacharam, said that the government acquired lands for the project based on farmers consent. The government is also giving an opportunity to farmers for a re-survey of their land if anyone feels that compensation was not paid as per record, she said.