Hyderabad, Oct 6 (INN): Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who sanctioned Rs.5,800 crore worth drinking water project for Chittoor District, a first of its kind in the country covering entire Chittoor district sought the blessings of Srivaru.
The project to be completed in two phases with distribution network aimed to serve 8,468 habitations in phase-I and 2,449 habitations in phase-II will ensure assured, treated piped drinking water to all the habitations, besides partly meeting industrial requirement. The pradhana archaka of Srivari temple Sri Ramana Deekshithulu performed puja to the documents of the “Unique Trust for Chittoor District’s Thirst project”.
It may be recalled the Chief Minister offered “Pattu Vastralu” to Swamivaru on Saturday on the occasion of Brahmotsavalu. Huge expenditure is being incurred by the government every year towards transportation of drinking water and drilling of new borewells. Once this project is completed, it will solve the acute drinking water problem in the entire district, besides saving expenditure towards transportation.
The project is designed integrating the existing water supply schemes in Madanapalle, Punganuru, Palamaneru and Tirupati Municipality and Jerrikona project since the present project has dependable water source. Chief Minister said 5th October 2013, the first day of Vijayanama samvatsara Dasara navarathri is a very auspicious and memorable day for the people of Chittoor District. “I am blessed by Lord Venkateswara with the privilege of taking up this drinking water project covering the entire Chittoor District. I am abundantly sure, this project will mitigate the acute drinking water problem being faced over decades, both in urban and rural habitations in Chittoor District,” he said.
The Chief Minister also handed over the G.O.Rt.No.1171, sanctioning Rs.182.11 crores for establishment of Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women at Tirupati, to the archakas for keeping at the feet of Lord Sri Venkateswara. The intake capacity of this college is 150 seats.
Chittoor District incharge Minister Sri K.Parthasarathi and others also participated. (INN)