Saturday, December 2, 2017

Polavaram a lifeline for both A.P., TS, says JP

He asks Centre, State to work for its completion

Guntur: Stating that the Polavaram multi-purpose irrigation project is a lifeline to both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, founder of the Lok Satta N. Jayaprakash Narayan has urged the Union and the State governments to eschew their differences and expedite the completion of the national project.

Addressing the media here before launching the Surajya Yatra, Dr. Narayan said it was essential to complete the project by 2019 as it would meet the requirements of both the States.

“I call upon the Union and State governments to put an end to the game of political one-upmanship and expedite the completion of the project,” Dr. Narayan said.

Earlier, Dr. Narayan said he was undertaking the yatra to highlight the sufferings of people. Every year, six crore poor people were being added to the existing population, he added. As the ‘India Shining’ campaign gets shriller, the country was rapidly sliding down on all human development indices, he observed. Dr. Narayan also said he would meet Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on December 13 and apprise him of the issues faced by the people.

Later, Dr. Narayan visited the Government General Hospital here and interacted with the patients.

Courtesy: The Hindu

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