Andhra Pradesh

₹1.28 lakh cr. spent on rural, urban infrastructure: CM

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu releasing the White Paper on basic infrastructure, at Praja Vedika on Sunday.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu releasing the White Paper on basic infrastructure, at Praja Vedika on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: HAND OUT

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Waste-to-energy plants to be set up in 9,000 villages in a phased manner

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said the State government had spent about ₹1.28 lakh crore on rural and urban infrastructure in the last four-and-a-half years with due emphasis on drinking water supply, road connectivity and sanitation.

The Panchayat Raj Department implemented projects worth ₹35,000 crore and had more of them with an outlay of ₹20,000 crore in the pipeline.

CC roads

Releasing a White Paper on the infrastructure here, Mr. Naidu said CC roads measuring 23,553 km were laid at approximately ₹5,695 crore using the NREGS and the Finance Commission funds. He said the laying of another 8,000 km of CC roads was under progress.

The Chief Minister said 2,071 panchayat buildings were constructed at ₹204 crore after 2014 and 5,565 anganwadi centres at ₹171 crore. Construction of 4,214 anganwadi centres was under progress.

The A.P. Drinking Water Corporation was set up to supply 70 Litres Per Capita per Day. Protected water was being supplied in 325 fluoride-affected villages. Waste-to-energy plants were targeted to be established in 9,000 villages in a phased manner.

Mr. Naidu said priority was given to improving greenery in urban areas. A total of 368 Anna canteens were set up including 216 in urban areas and 152 in rural areas.

LED lighting

The State was ahead of West Bengal in the implementation of the NREGS and on the other hand, the Central government owed ₹1,000 crore to the State for work done other than that scheme. The Chief Minister said 27.52 lakh LED street lights would be installed in all village panchayats by the end of January 2019. So far, 21.21 lakh LED bulbs had been fitted.

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