TS Govt Asked To Re-examine Re-designing Of Projects
Hyderabad: Demanding the state government to re-examine the re-designing of irrigation projects, Left Parties, Peoples Organisations have alleged that the state government was wasting the public exchequer by assigning the project works to the contractors belonging to other states and making the small time contractors of the Telangana state to suffer.
The Left Parties and Peoples Organisations have organised round table meeting on “Utilisation of Godavari-Krishna Waters-Projects Re-designing” here on Monday at Maqdoom Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the Left Parties and Peoples’ Organisations leaders have demanded the state government to abolish the EPP system, which was allowing the contractors to redesign the projects, and assign the projects works to contractors belonging to Telangana by dividing the works as small packages. They demanded the state government to complete the projects pending for several years, giving them first priority and prepare particular water policy. The speakers said that the government departments have to take up designing and redesigning of the projects.
The leaders decided to organise a public meeting at Mancherial by taking up three day campaign walk from Thummidihatti to Sundilla project. The meeting also decided to conduct a state level round table as part of it along with submitting the resolutions taken in the meeting to the minister concerned and to the Chief minister. The meeting also decided to conduct district level round table meetings and village level meetings, dharnas during budget session.
CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy, TJAC Chairman Prof M Kodandaram, Rythu Sangam state general secretary Pashya Padma, Acharya Jayadheer Tirumal Rao, CPI (ML New Democracy) leader Goverdhan, Telangana Praja Front leader Ravi Chandar, Telangana Civil Rights Union president Prof G Laxman, CPI (ML) leader Sambasiva Rao, N Goverdhan, Chandra Reddy, CPM leader S Malla Reddy participated in the meeting while Justice Chandra Kumar presided (NSS)