Minister for Municipal Administration M. Maheedhar Reddy said that the Government would extend financial support to the newly formed municipalities till they achieve self-sustenance. Drinking water supply and other civic amenities were given priority.

Focus has been laid on reclaiming lands that were allotted for the establishment of industries but put to misuse.

Speaking after laying foundation stone for Bodhi Siri VGTMUDA Hill Park at Sitanagaram here on Saturday, Mr. Maheedhar Reddy said the park being built at an estimated cost of nearly Rs.74 crore would give a fillip to tourism in this part of the State.

Such projects would create the much-needed employment for youth.

The Government is taking serious view of the misuse of lands allotted for industries as violations have wider ramifications.