Rowthu Suryaprakasha Rao, MLA, has asked the official machinery to prepare plans for the Godavari Puskarams to be held in 2015. Though there is an ample time for the mega event, officials should chalk out the necessary plans much in advance and take up works from now onwards.

Addressing a media conference here on Monday, the MLA said that MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar would soon conduct the first preparatory meeting of officials and non-officials to have a preliminary idea of the event which they intended to conduct on the lines of Maha Kumbha Mela.

The MLA said that merger of 21 village panchayats with the Rajahmundry Municipal Corporation (RMC) should be welcomed by the people of those villages and it would benefit them.