Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has showered several boons on people here during his visit to the town to participate in Prajapatham programme on Wednesday.

The Chief Minister announced land acquisition for Bandar Port at a grand function to launch ‘Mee Seva' and Prajapatham programmes at the Hindu College here. He also sanctioned a Nursing College, a junior college at Chinnapuram village near here and drinking water supply scheme. He was responding to a request made by Machilipatnam MLA Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani).

“The MLA wanted me to sanction nursing college attached to Government Hospital here. Raise your hands if you support him,” he told the gathering. The crowd responded in full breath and said ‘Yes'. “Then, the nursing college is sanctioned for you,” he said.

In similar fashion he sought to know about a junior college. The crowd replied with same vigour.

The junior college was also sanctioned for the town. Referring to drinking water problem, the Chief Minister said that the officials seem to have not made correct estimates.

“According to my information, about Rs.100 crore was required to solve drinking water problem here. It could be taken up in second phase of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) programme,” he said.

The MLA intervened and said that mere Rs.30 crore to Rs.35 crore was enough to solve the drinking water crisis in the town. “If it were Rs.30 crore, the drinking water scheme is sanctioned,” the Chief Minister assured. The IT Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah, district incharge Minister Galla Aruna Kumari, Secondary Education Minister K. Parthasarathy, Machilipatnam MP Konakalla Narayana Rao, MLC Paladugu Venkat Rao, MLAs Jogi Ramesh, Padma Jyothi, D.Y. Das, Yelamanchili Ravi and others were present.


  • Land acquisition for Bandar Port announced

  • Nursing College, junior college at Chinnapuram and drinking water supply scheme sanctioned