For the first time in the State, a village – Ibrahimpur – in Siddipet mandal of Medak district has become ‘mosquito-free’.
Construction of ‘soak pits’ (water harvesting) in the village has resulted in achieving this unique milestone, a process that took about three months.
All the 265 households in the village got the soak pits constructed. By this method, not even a single drop of water comes out of the house onto the road.
Disclosing these details at a press conference here on Saturday, Collector D. Ronald Rose said that the ‘magic pits’ model would be implemented across the State under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS).
Informing that the all the 75 gram panchayats in Siddipet constituency were declared as open defecation free (ODF), he said that Nawabpet, Cherlagudem, Thimmapur, Erravalli, Aliayabad, Madharam and Balwantapur villages were already declared as ODF villages.
Referring to water crisis in the district, he said all illegal borewells would be demolished and steps were put in place in this direction.