On Sunday, June 30, a forest range officer while on an inspection drive to the site of Kaleshwaram project was attacked by a mob. The officer named Anitha alleged that she was attacked by a mob led by TRS Sirpur MLA Koneru Konappa's brother Krishna.
In the shocking visuals, the lady is seen standing on top of a tractor surrounded by men holding sticks (laathis) and attacking on the woman and the vehicle. The visual also shows that peopple started throwing stones at her. One man can be seen attacking her vehicle and the other hit her with a stick on her head.
The forest officer was injured in the process and was later taken to the hospital. In the video, Anitha also identified Krishna as the man who hit her and led the mob, claiming that she is the is the brother of TRS mla.She said that she was there to supervise a plantation drive. The forest officer was inspecting a afforestation programme. Degraded forest land was selected by Forest Department for raising of compensatory afforestation plantation for Kaleshwaram project.
In an official letter by Forest department it states that while the official to undertake ploughing work in 20 Ha plantation. It said that few villagers of Sarsala arrived in mob and started using filthy language and also attacked Forest Range officer Anitha. It clearly mentioned Konaru Krishna who is the Chairman Zila Parishad as the one attacking the Forest officer.
The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) worth Rs 80,000 crore, touted as the world's largest multi-stage multi-purpose scheme, was inaugurated by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The project starts at the confluence point of the Pranahita River and the Godavari River at Kaleshwaram. The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project is divided into 7 links and 28 packages, covering about 500 km of 13 districts and a canal network of about 1,800 km. The project aims to utilize a total of 240 TMC (195 TMC from Medigadda barrage, 20 from Sripada Yellampalli Project, and 25 TMC from groundwater). Of this 240 TMC, water has been divided as 169 TMC is for irrigation, 30 TMC for Hyderabad, 10 TMC for drinking water in nearby villages, and 16 TMC for industrial usage. The remaining water is estimated as evaporation losses.
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