AP ministers plunge into relief work in Nellore district

AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was camping in Nellore district since last three days as most part of the district has been affected in the recent rains.

The Chief Minister held a meeting with municipal corporators this morning and asked them to ensure flushing out of water stagnated on the roads in Nellore town. He said the authorities should ensure that each and every affected family should get assistance. Later, he left for Somasila project and visited the rain-affected villages in Nayudupet and Pillakuru areas.

Meanwhile, State ministers Narayana, Sidda Raghavarao, Paritala Sunita and Devineni Umamaheshwar Rao and others also participated in relief works. While Narayana was busy in transporting drinking water to various areas, Raghavarao was working in restoring vehicular traffic on the national highway and Devineni plunged into repair work of damaged lakes, reservoirs and dams. Minister Paritala Sunita said each of 4,000 weavers’ families would be given 50 kg rice and Rs 10,000 cash.

Lakes, rivulets in Chittoor to be interlinked: Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu today said his government was planning to construct a project which will help irrigate crops with minimum water availability.

   After inspecting Somasila reservoir, the Chief Minister said the project could be developed into a tourist centre. He said Somasila, Penchalkona, Mypadu beach and Kadaleru would be interlinked. “With the interlinking of these four projects, we can develop a tourist centre”, he added. Naidu pointed out that lakes and rivulets in Chittoor district have full of water due to recent rains so also the reservoirs in Kadapa district were brimming with water.

Later, the Chief Minister left for Nayudupet by road from Somasila. He visited Somasila project and enquired about water level with the authorities earlier. (NSS)