VIZIANAARAM: Collector G. Ram Narayana Reddy has said 108 villages out of 296 habitations in the district have been targeted under the first phase to supply protected drinking water under Indira Sujaladhaara scheme.

At a meeting with RWS and Transco officials on Wednesday evening, the Collector asked them to lay pipelines, keeping in view the drinking water problem in summer and also supply power to already completed water schemes.

On the occasion, Superintending Engineer (RWS) V. Ramachandram announced that Santhapeta in L.Kota mandal, Jarajapupeta in Nellimarla, Pinnavalasa in Badangi and S. Sitarampuram in Sitanagaram mandal in the district were chosen for Nirmal Gram Puraskar and it would be presented to sarpanches of the villages in Pune on December 8.