Special Correspondent

SRIKAKULAM: District Collector Nagulapalli Srikanth on Wednesday assured that there would be no shortage of funds for the execution of National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme and officials concerned could take up any number of schemes to ensure employment to people in rural areas till the end of the season. The Collector, along with other officials, inspected NRGP works in the villages of Jagannadhavalasa and Venkayyapeta in G.Sigadam mandal and interacted with workers. He had also enquired whether these works were beneficial to them. Villagers informed the Collector that after taking up works under the NREGP, migration from villages had eased.

However, some women had complained of severe drinking water problem in the village, pointing out that they had trek-long distances to fetch potable water. Responding to this, Mr. Srikanth instructed officials to provide a borewell, if necessary, or arrange supply of drinking water through tankers. Project Director of District Water Management Agency, D. Narayana Rao gave details of works taken up under the NREGP.