More funds to be sought for sanitation
Greening city is one of his priorities
GUNTUR: The Congress council and Mayor Kanna Nagaraju will complete five years in office on Friday and the priority for the coming year will be providing drinking water 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Mr. Nagaraju, speaking to newsmen on Thursday, said that a Kolkata-based company had done a study on requirement of water and suggested ways and means to bridge the gap between demand and supply. Several measures suggested by the consulting company were being scrutinised and some of the smaller ones had already been implemented, he observed.
Some major programmes like lining of the Guntur Channel were also being looked into, he said and added that additional funds would be allocated for the purpose in the days to come.
Congratulating Congress corporators for doing their best in resolving the grievances of people in the divisions, he thanked them for the unconditional support they had been extending him in discharging his duties.
Sanitation would be the next subject on the priority list and additional funds were sought under the 12th Finance Commission so that better equipment could be bought.
Some Rs.2.5 crore worth of material and equipment had been proposed under the request sent to the government and that would include two automated cleaning/sweeping machines.
All the major approach roads and by-pass roads to Guntur would be lit with streetlights at a cost of Rs.82 lakhs.
Greening the city would be his next priority and all possible support was being extended by the State government he said.