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Mahbubnagar to spend 95 lakh for rural water supply

Mahbubnagar to spend 95 lakh  for rural water supply
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Giving the top most priority to rural water supply and sanitation, the district administration of Mahbubnagar has charted a plan to spend Rs 95 lakh...

Mahbubnagar: Giving the top most priority to rural water supply and sanitation, the district administration of Mahbubnagar has charted a plan to spend Rs 95 lakh for the operation and maintenance of rural water supply and sanitation programme in the district.

While taking part in an all-party meeting at Zilla Parishad Meeting Hall on Friday, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Minister Jupally Krishna Rao said all the 64 mandals under the erstwhile Mahbubnagar district would get equal importance in the Zilla Parishad fund allocation and every detail related to the fund release and spending would be shared with them giving no scope for any discrepancy.

“Under the 13th Finance Planning, we have given administrative sanction to spend Rs 95 lakh for the rural water supply to 15 villages for the year 2017-18. In addition to this, 1,209 development works, worth of Rs 377.36 crore, have been sanctioned to all areas in united Mahbubnagar,” informed the Panchayat Raj Minister.

Of the 1,209 works sanctioned for the year 2017-18, the authorities have initiated 465 works and spent Rs 44.83 crore till date. Of these, five works have been completed, while the remaining 460 works are under various stages of development.

While sharing detailed report with the Zilla Parishad members on the agriculture sector, the officials said overall an area of 2.66 lakh hectares has come under cultivation this year. Of this, the farmers had sown paddy in over 21,250 hectares, cotton in 91,460 hectares, maize in 44,278 hectares, jowar in 15,866 hectares, green gram in 5,387 hectares, Red gram in 68,175 hectares and other crops over an extent of 6,544 hectares.

Keeping in view the demand for fertilisers, the authorities have planned to supply 1.04 lakh metric tonnes of fertilisers for the rainy season, an addition 26,325 metric tonnes is already stocked to be supplied in the Rabi season.

“The farming sector is being given the top priority and accordingly, the government is pumping huge funds for growth of the sector. Particularly for the farmers, the government had waived off loans worth Rs 670.53 crore for the fourth and final instalment benefiting more than 5.98 lakh farmers in the district.

Another Rs 669 crore have been directly deposited into the bank accounts of farmers,” informed Jupally.

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