Locals vent ire against Araku MLA over black metal quarry

Visakhapatnam: A tiny village near Paderu in the Visakha agency, Guda, is up in arms against the Araku MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and the district administration for not closing the metal (black basalt) that was creating health problems to the public and also damaging the houses in the surrounding villages.

Following the incident of destroying the protest tent at Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) office on Sunday night by unknown persons, the villagers have now decided to intensify their agitation. It may be recalled that the tribals of Guda village have been staging protest at ITDA office for the past 38 days.

“After 38 days, the cops are now saying that we don’t have permission to stage protest with the orders of the MLA Sarveswara Rao. We have lodged a complaint, the inspector said he would give the acknowledgement to complaint, but no FIR was registered so far,” a villager Bonju Babu said. Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India