HYDERABAD: The Congress has demanded a judicial probe into the submergence of the Mahatma Gandhi Kalwakurthy Elevate Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) pump home within the rising backwaters of Srisailam reservoir at Yellur village in Nagarkurnool district.
“The complete incident, leading to lack of property value 1000’s of crores of Rupees, was a man-made mistake. The submergence led to an explosion of pumps and your complete pump home was inundated inside 20 minutes,” mentioned Telangana Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy.
Happily, there was no lack of life however the tragedy was utterly avoidable. An professional committee constituted by the TRS authorities had submitted a report on June 20, 2016 making a number of suggestions for the protection of the pump home. However the authorities ignored the suggestions and carried out underground works of Palamuru Rangareddy Elevate Irrigation Mission inside 400-metre radius of KLIS pump home. The explosions for this challenge resulted within the submergence of the pump home inundating 10 out of its 14 flooring, he alleged.
“Chief minister Okay Chandrasekhar Rao ought to settle for the duty for your complete injury as he additionally holds the Irrigation portfolio. The injury is so huge that it’ll badly have an effect on the water provide to the farmers and ingesting water provide to the villages. KCR should apologise to the individuals,” Uttam demanded.
He alleged that the irrigation tasks in Telangana have been taken as much as primarily refill the pockets of TRS leaders via commissions from the contractors. Even earlier than individuals might neglect the Srisailam Energy Home hearth accident, the KLIS pump home bought submerged as a result of negligence of the TRS authorities,” he mentioned.
TPCC working president Ponnam Prabhakar demanded the intervention of the Central Authorities to probe into the standard of works within the irrigation tasks being constructed by the TRS authorities.
Field: Congress leaders together with MP A Revanth Reddy, TPC vice-president Mallu Ravi and AICC secretary Sampath Kumar have been arrested on their go to to the challenge web site. Revanth Reddy additionally suffered harm to his leg when the Congress leaders tried to go forward and police stopped them. Revanth Reddy and Uttam condemned the arrests stating why the federal government is nervous if the opposition desires to go to the incident web site.

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