While the ‘Save Amaravati’ protests are still rife across the 29 villages in Amaravati zone, the state government shocked the farmers with recent G.Os issued. In the line of two G.Os issued on Friday, the Andhra Pradesh government has removed five villages from Amaravati capital city area and merged them with neighbouring Mangalagiri and Tadepalle municipal towns. In the wake the Jagan and his team meeting with a delegation of farmers from the Amaravati region, the government took the key decision which sparked debates in the capital region.
According to the G.Os, the proposed Amaravati Capital City Municipal Corporation (ACCMC) will have only 24 villages instead of 29. While the main villages Penumaka and Undavalli were removed from the capital city area and merged with Tadepalli municipality, Nauluru, Bethapudi and Errabalem villages were merged with Mangalagiri municipality. Also, Praturu, Vaddeswaram, Ippatam, Mellimpudi, Chirravuru, Gundimeda villages into Tadepalle town and Atmakur, China Kakani villages into Mangalagiri town.
The government is said to release the G.Os after obtaining no-objection resolutions from both village panchayats and municipalities. Reportedly, the process was completed within 20 days since the proposal was first moved by the district collector.