AP CM pats staff for achievement

AP CM pats staff for achievement
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Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed joy for state topping the nation by achieving 13 crore workdays under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) and congratulated the officials for making it happen.

Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed joy for state topping the nation by achieving 13 crore workdays under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) and congratulated the officials for making it happen.

Addressing the officials during a teleconference on the progress of Neeru-Pragati programme from his residence at Undavalli here on Monday, the Chief Minister said that the state government created history by making use of huge funds under NREGA and lauded the officials for their efforts.

Maintaining that the digging of more than 55,000 farm ponds was completed and another 1.5 lakh farm ponds would be completed by this month end, Naidu directed the districts machinery to complete the work of the remaining 2 lakh farm ponds at the earliest and laid emphasis on Visakhapatnam, Guntur and West Godavari districts.

He asked the officials to prepare special action plan for the areas, where ground water level was below 20 meters.

Terming release of irrigation water to Krishna, Godavari deltas and Thotapalli ayacut as a historic event, he asked the officials to create awareness among the people on the conservation of water.

Directing the officials to complete the drinking water projects taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 105 crore in 1,314 tribal hamlets within months, Naidu instructed the officials to also completed the construction works of 2,200 anganwadi centres at the earliest.

As Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) came forward to extend 50 per cent financial assistance for the construction of anganwadi buildings, he directed the officials to make use of the funds to complete the works at the earliest.

Stating that the government was targeting to declare state as open defecation-free by August, 2018, he asked the officials to complete the works of solid waste management centres in all the urban areas by March, 2018.

Expressing satisfaction over increase in housing construction activity by four times when compared to last year, he instructed the officials to submit a report on progress every month, besides suggesting them to conduct mass inaugurations in the completed colonies.

Chief secretary Dinesh Kumar, panchayat raj commissioner Ramanjaneyulu and others were also present.

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