Staff Reporter

NELLORE: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy has said the ‘Praja Patham', which concluded in the State on May 14, has become a success in Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district.

Even as some leaders made allegations and tried to disrupt the meetings, the fifth phase of ‘Praja Patham' programme was organised successfully and leaders from all parties participated in the meetings, said the Minister.

Speaking at ‘Punarankita Sabha' organised at Sri Venkateswara Kasturba Kalashetram here on Saturday, the Minister said the officials received about 95,000 complaints/applications seeking ration cards, Indiramma Houses, pensions, drinking water problems, land and on power problems in the ‘Praja Patham' programme.

About 51,665 applications were received seeking ration cards, 28,447 people requested to sanction houses under Indiramma Housing Scheme, 1,210 complaints received on drinking water problem and 4,556 persons urged to grant pensions.

The officials are taking measures to distribute ration cards for the eligible people by the end of August this year, and the district administration has sent a proposal for Rs.27 crore for taking various works in the district.

To tackle drinking water problem, the government has sanctioned Rs.8 crore for the district under critical gap fund, Rs.1 crore has been allocated under adverse seasonal condition fund and instructions were given to the MLAs to allocate Rs.25 lakh from their fund to mitigate water problem in the district, he said.

MLAs Anam Vivekananda Reddy and Mungamuri Sridharkrishna Reddy, MLCs Bommireddy Raghavender Reddy and Budati Radaiah, Mayor N.Bhanusri, Collector K.Ramgopal, Joint Collector Saurabh Gaur, Additional Joint Collector T. Seetaramaiah, District Revenue Officer G.V.Jayaramaiah and others attended.