A number of families in villages adjoining Kolleru lake, between Krishna and Godavari districts, have unmarried girls. Most of these girls have already crossed the marriageable age. The alarming situation has been caused strangely due to poverty of the parents. Numerous poor parents in the surrounding villages of Kolleru, have lands. But they are not able to sell them, as they are all in litigation. Successive Congress governments have played havoc with the lands belonging to these farmers, resulting in their poverty. They are now unable to get their girl children married.