Farmers to get back fuel expenses: MLA Siva
Akividu (West Godavari): Undi MLA Siva on Sunday said he had recommended to the government to pay to farmers the expenses incurred on pumping of water ...
Akividu (West Godavari): Undi MLA Siva on Sunday said he had recommended to the government to pay to farmers the expenses incurred on pumping of water from wells for agriculture purpose. He inaugurated new drinking water pipeline constructed at a cost of Rs 9.4 lakh at Chinakapavaram of Akividu mandal in West Godavari district. Speaking on the occasion, the MLA said that proposals had been sent to the government for payment of diesel expenses on water diversion to crops. The Telugu Desam MLA said that all farmers in the constituency were provided with water for rabi crop. Though the farming community faced tough time during the season, his party had struggled with the government to ensure water. He elaborated their efforts in persuading ministers and local MP to secure water. At some places, farmers were supplied with water for more than scheduled period of time. It was because of his efforts that higher officials visited the constituency and helped in controlling flow of drains to ensure water to crops, the MLA claimed. Siva expressed hope that the farmers would get high yield during this season. The farmers were happy with the manner in which they secured help from the administration in the nick of time to save their crop, he said. The MLA said that the newly-laid water pipeline in Chinakapavaram would cater to the summer drinking water needs of the people. The locality had no water taps since the inception of the panchayat. The water was supplied through water tankers. After persuading ministers and local MP Bapiraju, public taps were arranged at two places. All possible efforts were on to make use of water in tanks in all villages, he said. The MLA requested the officials to take appropriate steps for equipping Ramagudem village with streetlights at a cost of Rs four lakh. He also inaugurated new school building constructed at a cost of Rs seven lakh with the contributions from the villagers of Chinakapavaram.