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No funds shortage for drinking water: Vatti

No funds shortage for  drinking water: Vatti
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Bhimadole (West Godavari): Minister for Tourism Vatti Vasanta Kumar said the State government has allotted...

vattiBhimadole (West Godavari): Minister for Tourism Vatti Vasanta Kumar said the State government has allotted enough funding for drinking water supply during summer and there is no dearth of funds. The minister inaugurated cement concrete road at Poolla and modernised drinking water tank at MM Puram at a cost of Rs 27 lakh on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, he said the officials have been instructed to tackle drinking water problem within 24 hours when problem arises with any water supply scheme. He directed the Rural Water Supply (RWS) and panchayat officials to be prepared with alternative plans for hassle-free supply of drinking water during summer. Vatti Vasanta Kumar said the government had released Rs three crore to avoid drinking water shortage during summer in West Godavari district. He announced that a third drinking water tank would come up at Poolla soon to meet water needs in future. The minister also inaugurated a veterinary hospital building constructed at a cost of Rs 13.3 lakh here. He instructed the animal husbandry department officials to take necessary steps to prevent diseases to cattle. The affected animals should be provided with proper medical treatment. He said the illness of cattle should not neglected as many poor families eke out a living though dairy activity. The financial source of the families from the milk production would be affected once the cattle fell sick or die with diseases. It was necessary for the veterinary doctors to frequently visit rural areas and verify for symptoms of diseases in buffaloes. In case of necessity, they should take appropriate measures to check the spread of the diseases, he said.
Call to work without political affiliation
Addressing a revenue `sadassu' at Chettunnapadu in the mandal, Vatti Vasanta Kumar called upon the people to put in coordinated efforts by keeping aside political affiliations for the overall development of villages. Politics should be ignored once the elections were over, he said. The minister stressed the need to avail government schemes without resorting to group politics. Politics became a stumbling block in the progress of the rural belts, he lamented. The tourism minister claimed overwhelming response to revenue `sadassu' programmes all over the State. The sessions have been successful in helping the poor settle disputes and other problems related to lands. The farmers have also been getting benefited by the programme by securing revenue documents with ease, he said. He said the State government was according top priority to settle different problems of rural people at their doorstep. The dispensation was successfully issuing `pattadar' passbooks, title deeds and beneficiary registration transfer certificates during the ongoing village-level revenue sessions. Land enjoyment certificates to the poor were also being given, besides resolving land disputes at the villages, he claimed.
Low-cost power to Satya Sai water scheme
Eluru: West Godavari District Collector Dr G Vani Mohan on Thursday directed the Transco officials to supply electricity to Satya Said Drinking Water Scheme in the agency area at low tariff besides uninterrupted supply. He reviewed the water scheme with the officials of the electricity department at the Collectorate here. She said the scheme was intended for fulfilling the drinking water needs of tribal villages. The scheme is a success and required uninterrupted supply of power at low cost, she said.
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