The above article appears in Sakshi, a regional Telugu Newspaper on December 20,212. The translation of this article is given below.
Plan for reviving “Pedda Cheruvu”
Anjal Prakash, Executive Director of South Asia Consortitium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs,) promised Kongara Raviryala that they would look into the matters for providing clean drinking water to the village and also would help in facilitating the dialogue between the village representatives and the government officials for reviving their “Pedda Cheruvu”. On Wednesday, the team of SaciWATERs along with scientists from Bangladesh and Nepal visited the village. Talking to the villagers, Mr. Prakash informed that their organization has adopted the village and that they would take up programmes related to water resources and environmental protection. He conveyed that tree plantation and sanitation activities in the village would be taken up. The international delegates have sought out information on the lake and also questioned the farmers about their agricultural practices. SaciWATERs team – Sreoshi and Shaili, S. A. Khan, Shahjahan, Rahman, other researchers from Bangladesh and Nepal, VWSC Committee President – S. Srinivas, Shivalingam, T. Srinivas, Lakshmaiah took part in the meeting.