It will supply drinking water to 45 habitations in 65 villages in Khajipet and Mydukur mandals
Minister for Panchayat Raj K. Jana Reddy inaugurated a Rs. 15 crore drinking water scheme in Khajipet in Mydukur constituency, to supply drinking water to 45 habitations in 65 villages in Khajipet and Mydukur mandals.
Later speaking at the ‘Rachabanda' programme in Khajipet, the Minister promised sanction of funds for mitigating drinking water scarcity in Brahmamgari Matham mandal and Rs. 20 crore to some villages in Vanipenta, Chapadu, and Mydukur mandals. He promised to sanction Rs. 50 lakh for minor repairs to drinking water sources.
Mr. Jana Reddy asserted that the government was implementing several programmes for rural development, welfare of poor sections and farmers, and economic betterment of women. The government was according priority to drinking and irrigation water, waived power charge arrears to the tune of Rs. 11,000 crore and waiver interest for Rs. 400 crore, Mr. Jana Reddy said.
‘Rachabanda' was aimed at resolving the problems of the poor above religious and political lines. Lakhs of ration card coupons, Indiramma houses and pensions were being sanctioned to the poor. The government was granting Rs. 68,000 for each housing beneficiary among Dalits.
Minister for Medical and Health D.L. Ravindra Reddy sought grant of funds for drinking water schemes in Mydukur constituency.
The government was ensuring recording of every application in registers and giving them receipts and detecting eligible beneficiaries, he said. The Central government was granting Rs. 700 to each pregnant woman for institutional delivery under Janani Suraksha scheme, he stated.
Fifty-six per cent of women in the State were suffering from anaemia and they would be supplied nutritious food through ‘104' ambulance service to curb mother and child mortalities. Diabetes and blood pressure patients would be treated in ‘104' ambulances, he said.
Kadapa Collector V. Anil Kumar said 3.10 lakh applications were received from people in the ‘Rachabanda' nine months ago and of them 1.10 lakh were identified as eligible beneficiaries. They were being sanctioned ration coupons, pensions and Indiramma houses. In the ongoing ‘Rachabanda', 1.30 lakh applications were received so far.
In Khajipet mandal, 821 ration card coupons, 192 houses, 268 pensions, assistance to 55 persons under Balika Samrakshana scheme and sewing machines were distributed among 72 minority beneficiaries.