Nellore: The district administration has handed over 45 acres of land out of the 78 acres earmarked for a fishing harbour at Juvvaladinne village in Bogole mandal of SPSR Nellore district, to the agency involved in the construction of the harbour.
The balance land is being acquired by paying compensation to landowning farmers.
The 300-crore harbour will have a docking facility for 1,250 boats besides cold storage and auction rooms apart from 28 other structures including space for retail shopping.
District collector Chakradhar Babu told the media here on Wednesday that he visited the mouth of the sea along with representatives of the construction agency and discussed with them the construction plans.
The fishing harbour will be a boon to fishermen families to enhance their livelihood. There are 998 village/ward secretariats in the district and 668 of them are functioning in own buildings.
Buildings are under construction for the 300 other secretariats.
The collector said the Spandana programme is being held at all the secretariats between 3pm and 5pm every day for resolving the grievances of the local population. He advised staff members to issue house sites, Arogyasri cards, pension, and other benefits to the people promptly.
Some Sachivalayam offices have cleared issues within hours of submission of applications, he said while advising the staff to follow similar procedures.
The district is on top in the state with respect to biometric attendance of Sachivalayam staff.
The collector urged farmers to avoid cultivating the 1010 variety of rice as the government is reducing its procurement. Instead, fine variety of rice is now being supplied through the public distribution system. Kavali RDO Seena, Tahsildar Muralikrishna and MPDO Nasar Reddy were among those present....