With the intense heat and water scarcity, a number of villages in the state of Andhra Pradesh have been declared drought effected. In order to ensure that the people in these areas do not face problems, a scheme that has been aptly named as “Jalavani” has been introduced by N Lokesh, the IT and Rural Development Minister of the state. A call center has been established in the state capital Amaravati for the purpose. The citizens just need to call the center and state their safe drinking water requirement. The number to make the call is 1800-425-1899.
While launching the scheme, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that all the people should make the most of this scheme which has been designed by his son Lokesh as a quick resolution to the water scarcity problem in the state. The call made to the center will be recorded in Real Time Alert Management System (RTMS) and will then be forwarded to N Lokesh’s mobile phone.
This will enable the minister to alert the authorities concerned to arrange for regular water supply in the concerned areas. As of now, the minister has received close to 3000 calls, 30% of which were immediately acted upon. According to the officials, the new scheme is an instant hit among the citizens who have been responding to it with complete fervor.