Minister for IT Nara Lokesh setting stone for the construction of Biomining plant in Ajit Singh Nagar in Vijayawada on Thursday. MP Kesineni Srinivas (Nani) MLC Buddha Venkatanna, Minister Devineni Uma Maheswarao and MLA Bonda UmaMaheswarao are also seen
Vijayawada: Minister for Information Technology and Panchayat Raj Nara Lokesh said the Telugu Desam Party is committed to develop the Vijayawada city on par with other big cities in the country.
He said efforts were on to develop the IT industry and generate employment in the capital city of Vijayawada. As Vijayawada city is in the heart of Andhra Pradesh, he said it would be developed on par with other metro cities.
Addressing a public meeting at Municipal Stadium in Ajit Singh Nagar on Thursday after laying foundation stone for construction of Biomining plant in Ajit Singh Nagar, Nara Lokesh said the government would spend Rs 14.5 crore to shift the garbage from dumping yard in 18 months. He said Biomining technology would be used to segregate and shift the 2.50 lakh tonnes of garbage from the dumping yard.
Lokesh said the State government had released Rs 4,600 crore to resolve the drinking water problem in the state and trying to develop the state despite facing Rs 16,000 crore revenue deficit. He handed over house site pattas to 78 residents of Burma Colony. Vijayawada MP Kesineni Srinivas said the government is developing Vijayawada city investing thousands of crores of rupees.
He lamented that Vijayawada city has been neglected for four decades and now the city is getting facelift in the TDP rule. Vijayawada Central MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao presided over the meeting and expressed happiness over the initiatives taken by the government to resolve the decade old garbage problem in Ajit Singh Nagar.
He said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is trying to fulfil all the promises made to the citizens of Vijayawada during his one-day visit to the city one-month ago.
Municipal Commissioner J Nivas said the civic body is giving top priority for the sanitation. Water Resources Development Minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao, Swachh Andhra Mission Vice-Chairman C L Venkata Rao, MLC Buddha Venkanna, Collector B Lakshmikantham, local corporators, municipal officials and others were present on the occasion.