CM sanctions `11.26 cr for drinking water in Anantapur
CM sanctions `11.26 cr for drinking water in Anantapur.Minister for Information Technology Dr Palle Raghunath Reddy thanked Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for sanctioning funds of Rs 11.28 crore to provide drinking water and mitigate the sufferings of the people affected by drought.
Anantapur: Minister for Information Technology Dr Palle Raghunath Reddy thanked Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for sanctioning funds of Rs 11.28 crore to provide drinking water and mitigate the sufferings of the people affected by drought. He said that the conditions were so bad in the district that the groundwater resources were getting depleted and reached an all time low. On coming to know of this, the Chief Minister decided to sanction the amount.
The Minister suggested to District Collector Kona Sasidhar and officials of the Rural Water Supply Department to ensure that there was no water scarcity in the district. He told them to clear the pending arrears of Rs 5.77 crore to the water tankers and use the remaining amount for flushing, deepening, transportation and borewell servicing.
The Minister said that on an earlier occasion too, the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu responded immediately to the drinking water crisis and sanctioned Rs 7.80 crore under the Community Reinvestment Funds (CRF) and Rs 3.33 crore under the non-CRF category. In addition to that, the Chief Minister released Rs 11.28 crore, the Minister added.
80 tmc of Krishna water sought for Handri-Neeva
A delegation of the all-party leaders on Sunday submitted a representation to Minister Palle Raghunatha Reddy demanding allocation of 80 tmc of water from the Krishna River to the Handri-Neeva project, so the water problem of several Rayalaseema districts could be solved. Members of the delegation met Palle in the Municipal Guest House and explained the problems farmers were facing in Anantapur district.
The leaders stated that if the Krishna water was allocated to Handri-Neeva Project the water shortage problems of Kadapa, Kurnool and Chittoor districts could also be solved. They said a dharna would be organised on March 12 to press the demand, involving all parties. The leaders invited the TDP and the BJP leadership to join the protest.