In Anantapur and Kurnool districts, mercury-level has been touching 43.4 degree Celsius resulting in crops withering in the scorching sun.

Mr Peddireddy demanded the farmers to unite to save seed independence.

Narsaigudem has limited water sources and they want to solve drinking water and irrigation problems in the village.

Compensation settlement for land evacuees and other affected dwellers have not been completed even after 10 years.

He directed the panchayat raj and RWS officials to clean tanks where water is stored so as to avoid contamination of water.

Later, the Collector directed the officials to come up with an action plan on proper maintenance of Polavaram dump yard.

The company is saying that the demand of wood has come down due to closure of some industries.

1,500 families plan to back anyone promising clean air.

But the residues have also added to the problem in food change.

He said that construction of such mega projects should not affect the forests, local environment, people and wildlife.