Rajahmundry: Opposing the demand for
separate Telangana, representatives of the Rangampet village
here have told the Sri Krishna Committee that development in
their region would come to a standstill if Andhra Pradesh was
The representatives, consisting of common men, local
leaders, students, teachers and other officials, during the
interaction yesterday, contended that division of the State
will result in fight for share in water of river Godavari and
loss of employment opportunities.
Karnataka and Maharashtra government have already
constructed several dams and bridges on Godavari and Krishna
rivers. If the State is divided it will severely affect the
Andhra region, as water from Godavari river comes to Andhra
through Telangana region, they added.
Students pointed out that most of the industries in the
State were set up in Hyderabad. "A division of the State will
mean that we will lose all the employment opportunities," they
"Besides huge investments has been made for the
development of Hyderabad city," the representatives said.
The Central government-appointed Sri Krishna Committee
was here to collect the views of people from various sections
of life on the separate Telangana demand made by some
political parties in the State.