Andhra Pradesh

Capital punishment

Print edition : September 04, 2015

At Mandadam village in Guntur district on June 6, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and other dignitaries at the “bhoomi puja” ceremony for the construction of the capital city, Amaravati. Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar

A lone armed policeman, Ventaka Ramana from the Kurnool battalion, standing guard at the site where a bhumi puja was conducted for the construction of the proposed capital city. Photo: Kunal Shankar

At Mandadam, where the Chief Minister broke ground for the capital city, the last banana crop getting loaded onto a truck. Photo: Kunal Shankar

The farmworker Mandala Nagundleshwari, a resident of Uddandrayunipalem. She has chosen tailoring or working at a shopping mall as alternative occupations at a "social enumeration" conducted by the government. Photo: Kunal Shankar

Ch. Baburao, former Vijayawada Deputy Mayor and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, who has been mobilising workers in the region demanding higher compensation for workers who lose their job. Here, he, along with farmers, clearing fields at Thullur village in Guntur district. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Land acquisition for Andhra Pradesh’s proposed capital leaves farmers and landowners at their wits’ end.

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