Anantapur: IT minister Palle Raghunath Reddy has said that the government was taking all measures to ensure drinking water supply in all villages after utilising all available sources in the district.The minister had inspected M.Penakacharla Dam in Garladinne mandal in the district on Sunday. The MPR dam is depending on the sources from PABR and Tungabhadra High Level Main Canal.
The minister visited two canals of the dam and interacted with the dam authorities.Speaking on the occasion, Mr Raghunath Re-ddy said that the second phase of Handri Neeva Sujala Shravanthi irrigation and drinking water project would be completed on war-footing. Stressing on the need for modernisation of Tungabhadra HLMC, the minister said that the government would take all steps to modernise canal to utilise the allocated quota of water from the reservoir without major distribution losses.
He demanded that the Telangana State government should stop generation of power from Srisailam reservoir and allow AP to avail ass-ured quota of water.The minister had also directed the irrigation authorities to prepare a proposal to fill Singa-namala tank. Mr Raghunath Reddy directed the dam auth-orities to take up beautification work at the dam site to attract the tourists.
Meanwhile civil supplies minister Paritala Sunitha has made a surprise visit at Rythu Bazaar in Anantapur on Sunday. She expressed her displeasure over the poor maintenance of the counters in the bazaar.Speaking on the occasion, the minister announced Rythu Bazaar wo-uld be modernised with an estimate of Rs10 lakh.“The Rythu Bazaars should serve commonman as well as benefiting the farmers,” she opined.
Later, the minister has taken part at a public meeting in Atmakur mandal headquarters.Ms Sunitha had distributed 1,500 gas connections for the women under the Deepam scheme.
Joint collector S. Sat-yanarayana and civil supplies DM Venka-tesam were also present in the meeting....
Location: Andhra Pradesh