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Amaravati Farmers Given Four Days' Time!

Amaravati Farmers Given Four Days' Time!

The farmers of Amaravati capital region who have been agitating against shifting of administrative capital to Visakhapatnam have now been left with little option as the Andhra Pradesh government has made it up its mind to shift the administrative capital to Visakhapatnam.

The farmers are now given just four days’ time to represent to the government on what they want – their lands back or developed plots or any other solution, except retention of the capital city at Amaravati.

The high-power committee which had its third meeting at Vijayawada on Monday discussed the issues of farmers of 29 villages of Amaravati.

The next meeting will be held on January 17 to wind up the discussions and submit the report to the government. 

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, state minster for information and public relations Perni Venkatramaiah alias Nani said the farmers can submit their concerns, suggestions or complaints regarding the ongoing political transition to the Commissioner of APCRDA before January 17 evening. 

“The farmers can either personally visit the CRDA office or through letters and emails to write up the letter. Nearly 90 per cent of the farmers of Amaravati have no objection to shifting of the capital to Visakhapatnam. Everyone has clarity on the State government decisions except those working for political gains,” he said.

“Jagan government was farmer friendly government and it would not be taking any decision against their wishes. Our committee members will further discuss on the queries and suggestions written by the farmers in the forthcoming meetings. The farmers are coming to us and narrating about their problems and we are also considering them.” he added.

The state cabinet under the leadership of chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy will meet on January 18 to accept the recommendations of the high-power committee.

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