Mon, Sep 12, 2016, 02:49 PM
Tension prevails at Ponduru and surrounding villages of Bheemavaram mandal, in West Godavari district as the villagers are opposing the setting up of Mega Aqua Food Factory. They have been opposing the move ever since it was proposed and recently, the villagers came out in a rally and staged dharna. The effluents from the factory would pollute the water bodies, along with their cops as well as ground water. Today, in view of some equipment being carried into the factory, police imposed Section 144 as a preventive measure.