Kakinada: People displaced due to the Polavaram Project are intensifying their agitation to get better compensation on the lines of the Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project.
The public representatives of Odisha (Mattunagari) and Chattisgarh (Kunta) states, who come under Polavaram Project area have also joined hands with the agitators for better compensation package.
Both the communist parties CPM and CPI rendered their support for the agitation.
The communist parties called upon all organisations who fight on behalf of the displaced people to come under one umbrella. The agitators have decided to take the agitation to the camp office of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at Amaravati on October 30 and 31.
The main demands of those displaced are that uniform compensation should be given irrespective of their caste, religion, relief and rehabilitation package and Land Acquisition under the new Land Acquisition (Amendment) Act, 2013.
CPM State Secretary P. Madhu alleged that the procedure of survey of houses and lands are not being held properly in the matter of Polavaram Project.
He said that the survey teams conducted survey in every village in Kukkunuru, Velerupadu and Burgumpahad rural mandals and announced Rs 10.80 lakhs per acre as compensation.
In case of Vararamachandrapuram, Kunavaram, Yetapaka, Chinturu and others, the procedure followed was different.
The CPI Division Secretary M. Durga Prasad said that the survey was held differently in West and East Godavari and merged mandals.
He said that the people of these villages are attached to their villages and now they have to leave that too. So, the government should come forward and help them.
He demanded that the government should take the whole mandal as one administrative unit to help decide the amount of compensation that has to be paid....