AP govt moots separate corpn to supply drinking water

AP govt moots separate corpn to supply drinking water
Highlights

The state Government is drawing up plans to set up a corporation exclusively for providing purified drinking water to public in the villages. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu instructed the officials to work out three different proposals towards establishing corporation for supplying drinking water for all the villages in the state.

Amaravati: The state Government is drawing up plans to set up a corporation exclusively for providing purified drinking water to public in the villages. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu instructed the officials to work out three different proposals towards establishing corporation for supplying drinking water for all the villages in the state.

Participating in a review meeting with officials of panchayat paj department long with minister Nara Lokesh, at Secretariat here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister said the government would take final decision on the same in the forthcoming collectors’ conference. He directed the officials to make plans to provide purified drinking water across the state within six months. They were told to take precautionary measures to avoid spread of seasonal diseases.


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu instructs officials to prepare proposals towards establishing the corporation
  • Directs them to provide purified drinking water across the State within six months
  • Calls for better coordination between Health and Panchayat Raj departments

Asserting on importance of sanitation, Naidu asked officials to take up cleanliness programmes in villages thrice in a week, with sanitation workers by altering the employment guarantee scheme. The officials should take measures not to dump waste in the residential areas or drains to avoid clogging. He called for better coordination between panchayat raj and health departments.

“The villages will be accorded rating, based on the progress and implementation of schemes at grass root level. The government will recognise seven star rated village as developed village. Cement roads, cleanliness, toilets and drinking water are parameters for according the rating,” he explained and suggested the use of 40,000 fish tanks as income generation sources.

Panchayat raj minister Nara Lokesh said that Anantapur district tops state in the setting up of vermicompost plants. “Our aim is to start 53,393 vermicompost units in the state out of which 7,847 units have been already been grounded,” he said and vowed to solve drinking water problem at Uddanam village permanently by July.

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