Public hearing on Sanghi factory

Public hearing on Sanghi factory
Published: 19 January 2006

Opinion of all stakeholders will be recorded and sent to Government for its opinion Factory will take limestone from 4,950 acres on outskirts of Gottimukkala village Public representatives from Gurazala in Guntur district on Wednesday demanded timely payment of compensation amount for the land acquired from farmers for setting up a cement factory by the Sanghi Group.

At an environmental public hearing organised by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board at Gottimukkala in Gurazala mandal, District Collector G. Jayalakshmi said that opinion of all stakeholders would be recorded and sent to the Government for it to form an opinion on the issue. The factory proposed at Daida in the mandal with a capacity of 1.5Mta would take its basic raw material (limestone) from 4950 acres on the outskirts of Gottimukkala village. Residents from eight surrounding villages came to express their concerns on Wednesday. The majority of them asked for jobs in the factory and compensation for the land they were losing. The former MLA Yerapathineni Srinivas asked the Sanghi representative to ensure prompt payment of compensation.