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Women pour out their woes at Praja Patham

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No dearth of funds for development works, says MP

Women highlighting civic problems at the Praja Patham programme in Ongole on Monday even as MP M. Srinivasulu Reddy and Collector Anita Rajendra try to pacify them.— PHOTO: KOMMURI SRINIVAS
Women highlighting civic problems at the Praja Patham programme in Ongole on Monday even as MP M. Srinivasulu Reddy and Collector Anita Rajendra try to pacify them.— PHOTO: KOMMURI SRINIVAS

Women in large numbers poured out their woes highlighting ‘poor civic amenities' in their colonies at the Praja Patham programme held at St. Xavier's High School here on Monday.

Congress MP M. Srinivasulu Reddy along with District Collector Anita Rajendra, also Ongole Municipal Corporation Special Officer, pacified them by promising to sort out all the issues and ensuring better facilities at their localities.

The MP said there was no dearth of funds for development works in the town and gave suitable directions to the civic officials to swing into action and redress all the public grievances.

Women from Marutinagar complained of meagre water supply to their area that too for once in four days, while another group of women from Jayaprakashnagar brought the issue of non-completion of pipeline works to the notice of the MP and the officials.

Their counterparts in Samatanagar lamented that the drainage problem in their locality was turning to be a big health hazard. The non-fencing of some of the transformers and also low-voltage problem in Srinagar Colony were also raised.

The meeting began with the reading out of Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy's message by Municipal Commissioner S. Ravindra Babu.

The MP said daily water supply would be introduced in the town once the ongoing pipeline works were completed.

The civic amenities would be improved in the nine villages which were merged with the upgraded Municipal Corporation, he added.

Storage tanks

The Collector said water storage tanks would be developed in Kopolu and Pernamita to ensure adequate supply of drinking water to the areas on the town outskirts.

Unapproved layouts came in the way of planned development of the town with proper roads and drainage facility, she observed.

All civic amenities, including street lighting, would be provided to all the localities on the town outskirts in phases, she added.

The civic body's proposal for creation of dumping yard was challenged in court. Efforts were on to get the court stay vacated and find a permanent solution to the garbage problem, she explained.

‘Pavala vaddi' to the tune of Rs. 13.04 lakh was provided to 187 SHG groups on the occasion.


  • Municipal Commissioner reads out Kiran Kumar Reddy's message

  • The MP and the officials at the programme pacify the women



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