Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatraya has requested Chief Minister K Chandrababu Naidu to initiate developmental works in Chinthapalli village under Khammam Rural Mandal of the district like cleaning and filling water in the village tank, release of fish into ponds, clearing of garbage and wild plants and so on.
In a letter to the Chief Minister on Tuesday, the Union minister stated that he paid a visit to Khammam district recently and personally witnessed the unpleasant situation in the village which has been attracting Siberian cranes since the last 100 years. He stated that the villagers pleaded with him to help develop the village, which is pride of Telangana and natural wonder. He also urged the Chief Minister to direct the officials concerned to take up immediate conservation measures for the birds like ensuring availability of water throughout the year in the village tank, feeding of birds and growing tamarind trees. He also suggested to the State government to put a ban on cutting of Tamarind trees and killing of birds in the surrounding villages like Wyra and Paleru. He urged the Chief Minister to ensure continuous water flow to the village tank under Mission Kakatiya and adequate supply of drinking water for the villagers and so on.
Dattatraya stated that the villagers told him that cranes from Siberia land in Chintapalli village on January 1 and stay there for seven months till July and return to Siberia after improving its population. Simultaneously, tourists from various parts of the country visit Chintapalli to see the wonderful cranes and find difficulties for want of basic amenities for them. Dattatraya said the villagers wanted the State government to grow tamarind trees for the sake of cranes and minimum facilities like drinking water, park, restaurant and benches to sit and enjoy.
The Union minister said Chintapalli will be another tourist spot provided the government developed it with all the basic facilities for the visiting tourists. The Union minister suggested to the State government to send proposals to the Center for assistance for development of the village for the sustained migration, including public transport facility, roads and so on. (NSS)