Visakhapatnam

Haribabu spells out thrust areas for LAD funds

MP K. Haribabu and DCI CMD Rajesh Tripathi at the inauguration of portacabin toilets at ZP Girls High School in Gopalapatnam on Friday.—Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

MP K. Haribabu and DCI CMD Rajesh Tripathi at the inauguration of portacabin toilets at ZP Girls High School in Gopalapatnam on Friday.—Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam  

Inaugurating the DCI’s portacabin toilets at Gopalapatnam ZP Schools for Boys and Girls, MP K. Haribabu has spelt out his plans for spending his local area development funds with thrust on health, education, drinking water, and skill development.

On Friday, two toilet blocks of 10 and 14 units were inaugurated at the two schools at a total cost of Rs.15 lakh under the CSR initiative of the DCI. Improving amenities would benefit one lakh students, Mr. Haribabu said, adding during the first year of his term he had allocated Rs.33 lakh for providing toilets in schools as most of the money came from government funds and under CSR.

In the second year, he would focus on providing furniture in government high schools. After contributions from social service organisations and under CSR, the gap would be met from LAD funds. The estimated cost is Rs.4 crore.

The priority in the third year would be on improving the quality of teaching by giving training to teachers and providing mobile and computer labs.

On the health front, he would ensure that all areas would get ambulance coverage. For drinking water in S. Kota and Bhimili constituencies not covered by the GVMC, he had allotted 220 bore-wells, Mr. Haribabu said. DCI CMD Rajesh Tripathi said that during the previous year 100 toilet units were provided under the CSR and during the current year 102. They would be completed by August.

Mr. Haribabu later inaugurated an ambulance he had sanctioned under the MPLAD at Kottapalem.

Visakhapatnam West MLA P.G.V.R. Naidu (Ganababu) He wanted the DCI to provide labour room equipment and X-Ray plant for the hospital at Gopalapatnam.

DEO M.V. Krishna Reddy said more than 3,000 toilets in schools would be completed by the month-end.

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