Special Correspondent

KADAPA: Union Minister of State for Steel A. Sai Prathap laid foundation stone for a drinking water scheme estimated to cost Rs.16 lakh at Kothapalle in Rajampet mandal on Saturday.

He also laid foundation stones for an anganwadi centre building costing Rs.4 lakh at Balijapalle village and a cement road costing Rs. 2 lakh in Mandaram Dalitawada.

He disbursed BC scholarships to students in the Mandal Parishad Upper Primary School at Mandaram. He also gave away YSR Abhaya Hastam policy bonds to beneficiaries under Indira Kranthi Patham. Earlier, he released a book, Jeevana Bandham,written by retired Intermediate Board Joint Secretary A. Pitchaiah Chowdary at a programme at Kakatiya School in Rajampet town.