Amaravathi, January 7
Uddanam region of Srikakulam district, which has been in oblivion for all these days, has suddenly come to the spot light, thanks to Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan.
Pawan visited the village and was moved by the plight of the villagers suffering with kidney-related problems due to flourosis. He gave a 48-hour ultimatum to AP government to solve the problem. The result, Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas on Thursday announced a series of measures to help villagers suffering from chronic kidney disease.
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu held discussions with senior officials in this regard for about one and half hour. He directed them to solve the problem immediately and to provide safe drinking water to the effected villages by January 26. He assured of starting safe drinking water project by the end of January.
Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Ministry Commissioner Ramanjaneyulu was endorsed with the responsibility of launching the rural drinking water supply scheme at the earliest with the cooperation of Panchayat Raj Principal Secretary Jawahar Reddy and engineers.
The Commissioner immediately met the local officers and NTR Sujala Sravanthi officials and discussed the plan of action to provide safe drinking water to the kidney victims. He also discussed the measures to be taken to provide water to 106 villages in seven mandals with acute water scarcity and about the action plan to be adopted to launch the first phase of the project by January 26.
The officials assured the Commissioner that they would survey the situation in these villages and provide technical support to the project.
Commissioner Ramanjaneyulu will meet local MLA, people’s representatives, members of the effected regions and doctors at Srikakulam district Collectorate on January 9. The experts committee will study the flourosis effected villages from January 9.