Hyderabad: The government is taking steps to revise or cancel GO-111, issued on March 8, 1996, to prohibit industries and major structures within a 10-km radius of Himayatsagar and Osmansagar. The GO covers 83 villages and residents say they are being denied development even while living adjacent the booming IT corridor. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has assured them that the GO would be revised or cancelled several times, as recently as last month.
On Monday, Ranga Reddy collector M. Raghunandan Rao directed panchayat raj and revenue officials to take up a fresh survey of the 83 villages to identify illegal structures and layouts and sought a report by April 12. Officials have formed teams to conduct the survey and formed Whatsapp groups to share information.
An official source said a website would be launched for uploading of the survey details. Officials were looking at the possibility of cancelling or modifying the GO without disturbing the catchment of the Musi, the source said.
The villagers had been survey by panchayat raj officials but this time it will be a joint exercise involving officials from different departments. Chevella MLA Kale Yadaiah said, “If the GO goes, all 83 villages will be developed rapidly. We are requesting the government to take a decision which will not disturb the Musi catchment area but benefit villagers at the same time.”