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Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Telugu, TG Roundup

Unjust Demand for Telangana

Visalandhra Mahasabha is an organization committed towards a united Andhra Pradesh. It is a group of intellectuals, professionals, educationists and other socially conscious patriots from all the regions of AP – Telangana, Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema.

The separatist agitation in the State of Andhra Pradesh and the demand for separate Telangana is fraught with not only violence and vandalism based on claims of vicitimization of Telangana people, but also fundamentally based on falsehood and distortion of facts and figures. The demand for Telanga is completely unjust.

In this context, Visalandhara Mahasabha is attempting to showcase the hitherto unknown truths in social, economic, political, cultural and hitorical domains through a Media Workshop and Exhibition On The Unjust Demand for Telangana.

We hope that this endeavor of ours helps you in arriving at a balanced view of the scenario based on facts rather than conjectures and wrong propaganda.

The venue and other details are as follows…

Workshop-1: July 5th 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM
Kuldip Nayar- Sr. Journalist
Sitaram Yechury- MP & CPM Politburo Member

Workshop-2: July 6th 3.00 PM – 5.00 PMK.P.S. Gill- IPS (Retd.)
G. Sanjeeva Reddy- MP & President INTUC

Exhibition5th and 6th July 2011, – 11.00 AM to 5.00 PM

VenueConstitution Club, Speaker Hall,
Rafi Marg, New Delhi.

Yours Sincerely,

Nalamotu Chakravarthy


  1. Having read our Telangana brother’s sentimental plea with facts, I have a question..Tomorrow what if say 4 of the five districts complain of neglect and ill-treatment and demand for a seperate VELAngana state? Would you guys be kind enought to grant one since they FEEL that they are neglected (They = 4 districts)?

  2. Dear Telangana brother,

    Do you think your statistics are better than Sri Krishna committee’s ?
    Stop bringing up your own facts and have some respect for some of the respected and knowledgeable people who did their job of compiling such a comprehensive report. Ofcourse, you would not like it because it doesn’t support your cause.

    Anyway, assuming that all your facts are correct, what are your politicians doing ? You guys always argue as if you are being ruled by some Britishers and you don’t have any say. With 10 districts in Tgana, obviously you do have enough political representation, right ? Why can’t you fight for your rights within the democratic setup that works so well, world wide ?

    Simple answer is your own politicians screwed you guys.

    And knowing your pulse, when these exact politicians are stroking the passions, almost all of you again fell for it. Your enemy is your own politicians.

    In a democratic setup, ideally, there is no way a ‘region’ can be screwed unless there is no political representation, provided the peoples representatives do their jobs.

    Even if you get a state, it is these same politicians that will rule you and suck your blood. So, stop playing victim and realize who is your real enemy !

  3. 1- watch this 10 min video for some facts

    also read below…. none of that is political lies…. imagine how it will be to be a victim of this….

    Whenever the topic of Telangana is raised, many of us blindly support
    Andhra or Telangana based on where we come from. Not sure how many
    really think of why the demand for separate state has been there for
    such a long time. The 2 major reasons why the demand has been pending
    for so many years is WATER AND HYDERBAD. People around the state have
    earned and invested in and around Hyderabad so there is a concerns
    about the safety of the investment if the state is separated while
    both the major rivers in our state flow mostly through Telangana.
    Below are some facts that are few reasons for the demand. Sentiments
    can be foolish but not facts.

    a. There are 10 districts in Telangana, 9 in Andhra and 4 in
    Rayalaseema. Out of these 7 districts in Telangana, 3 in Andhra and 1
    in Rayalaseema are considered severely backward districts which means
    70% of districts in Telangana are backward while in Andhra it is 35%
    and in Rayalaseema it is 25%. Apart from these there are some areas in
    all parts of the state which are also backward.

    b. 45% of the state income comes from Telangana region. When it
    comes to utilization of funds, the share of Telangana is only 28%.

    c. Normally canals are dug to supply water to the crops from
    rivers for cultivation. The amount of land cultivated through canals
    in just Guntur district is more than the land cultivated with canals
    in entire Telangana region.

    d. Nagarjuna sagar dam is built in Nalgonda district which is in
    Telangana but majority of the water from the dam is used for Krishna
    and Guntur district. The original dam was supposed to be build much
    ahead of its present location but the location was changed so that it
    falls in the Telangana region. Due to the construction of the dam
    several hectares of Lime stone mines vanished as part of the dam back
    waters. Everyone know that lime stone is used for producing cement.
    Even the natural resources were not allowed to remain.

    e. Fluorinated water problem is only in Nalgonda district which
    has not been resolved since decades.

    f. Two major rivers Krishna and Tungabhadra enter the state of
    AP in the district of Mahaboobnagar(the biggest district in Telangana)
    but the district always remains the worst draught hit areas along with
    Anantapur because there is no project and process with which the water
    can be utilized. The plans for utilization has been pending for

    g. RDS (Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme) is build in Mahaboobnagar
    to provide water to 85000 hectares of land in the district. The
    leaders of Rayalaseems blasted the gates of RDS and water is supplied
    to KC (Kurnool-Cudapah) canal while only remaining water, if any, is
    supplied to the lands in Mahaboobnagar.

    h. 3 TMC of water from Gandipet is sufficient to supply drinking
    water to our city. Every year 1700 TMC of water is wasted and is flown
    into Bay of Bengal from river Godavari. Starting from Nizambad to Bay
    of Bengal there is no project allowed to build on Godavari. If it is
    built leaders in Godavari districts fear that the fertile lands in the
    area may fall short of water. If the Godavari water is utilized
    properly, there will be no scarcity for food grains in our state.

    i. In Telangana regions, only few areas cultivate one crop a
    year and very rarely two crops a year while most of the land doesnt
    even cultivate single crop. In both the Godavari districts, Krishna
    and Guntur district, two crops a year is common and there are times
    where even 3 crops a year are cultivated. The only reason is WATER.

    j. Government issue G.O.s for implicating its decisions. G.O
    number 610 is the longest non implicated G.O in the history of AP. The
    G.O was issued in 1986 by late NTR who was then the CM of AP, which is
    not yet implicated. The G.O speaks about the share of Telangana
    employees in Government jobs in Telangana region.

    k. 33% of the population in Mahaboobnagar district have left the
    district for livelihood to different parts of the state due to draught
    and majority of them are working as daily labour. No other district
    has so many people who fled the home place due to lack of livelihood
    and working as daily labour.

    l. There are 25 plus government degree colleges in Krishna,
    Kadapa and Guntur district while there is not even a single government
    degree college in Ranga Reddy district.

    m. Dairy development corporation of AP purchases milk from farmers
    across the state for distribution. For the same milk, in Andhra, the
    government pay Rs. 24 to the farmers and in Telangana they pay Rs. 22
    per litre. Partiality is shown even in milk J

    n. In between 2005-2008 government sold lands worth Rs. 20000
    crores in and around Hyderabad which was utilized to build projects in
    Rayalaseema and Andhra.

    o. Not even a single project was completed in Telangana in the
    last 5 years while several projects were completed in Andhra and

    Nobody wants a split in the state but when the people of one region
    are constantly humiliated and denied of what they should be getting,
    such demands keep coming. Let us show maturity in understanding social
    problems keeping aside the sentiments.