Stop house expansion near Krishna river before supporting Rally for Rivers, activists tell CM Naidu
Social activist Bolisetty Satyanarayana has urged Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to change his house expansion plan on the Krishna river bank and move it away from the river bund.
While speaking to the media in Vishakapatanam, Bolisetty alleged large scale river pollution and sand mining, The Hindu reported.
Bolisetty has requested Isha Foundation founder Jaggi Vasudhev to convince Naidu to stop his house expansion work.
Jaggi Vasudhev will be in Andhra Pradesh as part of his ‘Rally for Rivers’ initiative which is going to pass through the state, where the CM is also expected to take part on September 13, according to reports.
Bolisetty has said that there is no point in taking out a rally if Jaggi is unable to convince the CM.
He pointed out that 95% of the Krishna river is polluted and could only be redeemed if CMs of the four states viz. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andra Pradesh came together.
Stating that water conservation depends on sand beds, he urged that sand mining be stopped on the Krishna river.
He also pointed out that deepening of Kondaveeti Vagu and constructing a lift over it would lead to flooding of the stream and affect the farmers by blocking rich soil from coming to the surface.
Earlier, Bolisetty had petitioned with National Green Tribunal alleging that construction of the capital Amaravati by Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) has violated all norms and laws.
He had also alleged that most of the capital area is affected by flooding of Krishna river and Kondaveeti Vagu streams.