Churn of poi­son

Down to Earth - - LETTERS -

This is with ref­er­ence to the cover story "Un­di­vided" (1-15 Au­gust, 2015). The tug of war be­tween N Chan­drababu Naidu and K Chan­drashekara Rao, both rush­ing to at­tract wealth from abroad, re­minds one of teh churn­ing of the ocean of milk as men­tioned in Hindu myth. The ag­gres­sive churn­ing gen­er­ated poi­son from the snake named Va­suki, whi was used as a rope ro churn the ocean by the gods and demons. Like that poi­son, af­ter-ef­fects of the events go­ing on in Te­lan­gana and Andhra Pradesh will poi­son ev­ery­thing- The land, wa­ter and air- and it would be the peo­ple who would suf­fer. BHARAT KU­MAR K CHENNAI

It was shock­ing to read about the changes go­ing on in the sates of Te­lan­gana and Andhra Pradesh in the name of in­vest­ment. The over­ar­ch­ing nexus be­tween busi­nessper­sons, politi­cians and bu­reau­crats will sound the death knell for the farming com­mu­nity. I fell really sad to see the pic­ture show­ing farm­ers of Amar­a­vathi in Gun­tur dis­trict, which yields three to four crops in a yera, tak­ing their ba­nana har­vest to the mar­ket. The farms will soon dis­ap­pear in the new cap­i­tal and in­dus­trial hub that Chief Min­is­ter Chan­drababu Naidu is plan­ning to build in that re­gion. This would lead to so­cial strife and con­flict in the fu­ture. In all sce­nar­ios, it would be the farm­ers who would suf­fer the most. S DINNI BEN­GALURU

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