Kolleru shrinks, 2k acres gobbled up this yr alone
The Times of India Hyderabad|January 18, 2022
Kolleru Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) is facing large scale encroachment. In 2021-22 financial year alone, 2,029 acres got encroached, taking the total encroachments to 15,742 acres.
U.Sudhakarreddy

West Godavari district collector Kartikeya Misra said 554 cases had been registered related to encroachments, mainly for aquaculture in all categories of the land since 2006-07, and the cases are under trial in various courts. In 2006, illegal encroachments, mostly fish tanks, were demolished, and the land within plus five contours was handed over to the forest department.

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