Congress MLA from Chirala Amanchi Krishnamohan on Thursday pressed for sanctioning of house site pattas early for all eligible poor persons in his constituency.

Taking part in the Chirala Constitutency Development Committee meeting, he lamented that though over 7,000 people had applied for house site pattas in his home constituency, none of them had been given pattas so far, for different reasons.

The MLA also sought house site pattas to at least 1,000 poor people in Vetapalem which formed part of his constituency.

Prakasam district Collector Anita Rajendra promised to ensure a thorough screening of the list of applicants and arrange for house site pattas early to eligible persons at a suitable site free from litigation. The legislator also pressed for extending the release of Krishna water up to January end to save standing paddy in over 25,000 acres under the Krishna Western delta in the district.