Elephants, cashews, a bridge leave Kurupam voters fuming

Wild elephants, middlemen, exploitation, and official apathy dog voters in Andhra Pradesh's Kurupam ST constituency.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 18, 2024 | 11:35 AMUpdatedApr 18, 2024 | 11:35 AM

Wildlife menace, inadequate infrastructure, and exploitation of farmers by middlemen are some of the issues the voters in Kurupam ST Assembly constituency face. (South First)

Voters of Kurupam (ST) assembly constituency in Andhra are beset with problems despite plenty of natural resources. A region of thick forests, the people live in fear of wild tuskers. Growers of rich commercial cashews suffer from middlemen. Villagers displaced by Thotapally reservoir project await compensation. Whoever they vote for now, their problems will remain, they say resignedly.

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