In Mahbubnagar district,the farmers were upset about not being informing rehabilitation and compensation for their land that is going to be submerged under the proposed Palamur Lift Irrigation project.
In the district all the political parties are opposing the Jurala Pakala gravitational canal, the brain child of CM TS Rao stating that it will take away the district’s rights over Krishna River waters.
The state government has proposed new irrigation in Mahbubnagar and Ranga Reddy districts besides augmenting drinking water needs for Hyderabad.
Farmers in 34 villages of Koilkonda and Madduru mandals of the district are up in arms against the scheme alleging the government.
If reservoir with 70 TMC ft capacity is constructed it will submerge majority of villages and including a lot of agricultural land.
Farmers demand is that land for land and house for house for all and will organize a ‘Mahbubnagar collectorate seize program soon and they told to construct a reservoir with 20 TMC ft capacities instead of going ahead with 70 TMC ft capacities.