The aftermath of Kondapochamma and Mallanna Sagar is turning way too uglier than what is expected of it. The government grabbed the existing lands and houses of the resident population and forcefully made them leave their native village and move to new villages. The victims are still mourning the loss as for every once acre they lost in the project, they barely got even a half or less of it which is fractions of the worth of what was taken by the government. Many of them managed to buy small plots for themselves, but currently, they are not even able to hold them.
Getting into further details, some Dalits who lost their lands for Kondapochamma and Mallanna Sagar bought plots in Thimmareddypally, Siddipet District Hill Zone. In Survey No. 133/1 on the outskirts of the village, there was a total of 7 acres and 34 gunta. In 2016, 2 acres and 23 holes were taken by the railway authorities for the railway line from Manoharabad to Peddapalli. The remaining 5 acres and 11 gunta of land were given to Choppadandi Leela, Ravinder, Fertilizer Yadagiri, and Karne Sreenu as per GPA. They set up the Sri Gayatri Developers Venture. Each plot was put up for sale at a rate of 121 yards for Rs. 5,00,000.
The victims of Kondapochamma and Mallanna Sagar bought lands in that venture. Registration also took place in 2019. However, unlike according to the railway line survey conducted in 2016, the change of railway plan has caused problems for these Dalit families. The 2 acres of 23-gunta land taken by the railway authorities could not be utilized due to high voltage, so they planned to lay a railway track through the Dalit land below.
On learning of the matter, the victims handed over a petition to District Collector Venkatramireddy. Days go by but justice is not done. The petition was filed but no one cared. Railway officials, however, started work. According to the victims, they were taken to the collector for obstructing the work at that time and promised to pay compensation of Rs 2,00,000 to 34 people. The matter has been handed over to Gajwel RTO Vijender Reddy. However, the victims are currently in tears looking at the pace at which railway works are going on, while they are not getting any compensation.
The victims are voicing their pain stating that they visited every office and every authority for compensation. The victims are demanding that 2 acres and 23-gunta land should be given to each for laying a railway line on their land. The authorities are however not paying heed to the likes of victim families which is disappointing.