Nalgonda: Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy on Thursday said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had showed a new style of rule to the country with his innovative decisions — one that is welfare and development-centric.
Speaking at the launch of pump house and second pipeline of drinking water supply at Panagal on the outskirts of Nalgonda which was taken up at a cost of Rs 116.5 crores under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), the Minister said the Chief Minister had created a record by making budgetary allocation of Rs 42,000 crore for the welfare sector. The State government also focussed on agriculture and its allied sectors with an aim to restore the past glory to the farmers in the State. At the same time, the Chief Minister succeeded in putting the State on the development track, he added.
Stating that the State government took up Mission Bhagiratha ensuring safe piped drinking water supply to each and every household in the State, Jagadish Reddy said people in villages were now discussing about how they would have faced drinking water problem in this drought-like situation if the potable water had not been supplied through the State government’s flagship scheme. The State government also focused on infrastructure development in rural areas in the last five years that had changed the face of villages, he said the government will now focus on infrastructure development including roads, underground drainage, drinking water supply and lighting facility in towns which has been neglected by the earlier rulers during undivided Andhra Pradesh. Many towns in the State don’t have parks to provide lungs space to the people, said the Minister who, later, inaugurated the water tank of AMRUT scheme at Aneshwaram gutta and laid foundation stone for development of roads and central lighting system, which have taken up with Rs 28.60 crores.
“Chief Minister is keen on comprehensive development of Nalgonda and would soon visit the town to fulfill the desires of the people, he mentioned adding that the former would turn the dream of the locals to have medical college into reality.
Speaking at the event, Telangana Rashtra Rythu Samanvaya Samithi president Gutha Sukender Reddy said that the completion of water supply scheme which was sanctioned to the district in 2009 under AMRUT scheme was not completed for a decade due to the negligence of then previous MLAs. Though the pipelines for under ground drainage were laid in Nalgonda town, Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs) were not completed yet due to shortage of funds. When the matter was brought his notice, the Chief Minister has sanctioned required Rs 33 crores for the purpose.
The District Collector Garav Uppal said that the second water pipeline would supply 35 MLD of drinking water to meet the demand of the town for the next ten years as the supply was increased from the current capacity of 19.5 MLD and the works of the project will be completed by end of next month. Works of STP-1 of under ground drainage in the town were near to completion. The State government also sanctioned Rs 100 crores for development of Nalgonda town through Telangana Urban Finance and Infrastructure for the beautification of Nalgonda town which would witness significant development in the next six months., he added.
Zilla Parishad Chairman Banda Narender Reddy, Nalgonda MLA K Bhupal Reddy, Officials of Rural Water Supply and others also attended the programme.