Two villages opposed the state government proposal to merge their villages into Amaravati Capital City Municipal Corporation, during the Grama Sabha held in these villages on Wednesday. (DC file photo)
VIJAYAWADA: Two villages opposed the state government proposal to merge their villages into Amaravati Capital City Municipal Corporation, during the Grama Sabha held in these villages on Wednesday.
Officials led by Mangalagiri MPDO Kota Ramprasanna conducted Grama Sabhas to collect the opinions of the villagers for ACCMC in the duo villages.
MPDO Ramprasanna explained that there will be no negative impact on APCRDA with the formation of ACCMC and listed the benefits of forming the biggest municipal corporation to develop Amaravati.
He said APCRDA would continue as usual and urged villagers to express their opinions freely and without fear. Heated arguments followed between Amaravati supporters and Corporation admirers but officials intervened and restored order.
The villagers said they are against the merger of Kuragallu into ACCMC and raised their hands collectively against ACCMC.
In Neerukonda, the villagers opposed the formation of ACCMC with 19 villages and the merger of Neerukonda into Amaravati Corporation.
They said Amaravati should be developed as it is by forming the biggest corporation with all the Amaravati villages. The officials said they will submit the opinions of the villagers to the higher authorities and the government.
They said another Grama Sabha would be held in Krishnayapalem on Thursday to take the people’s views on ACCMC.