Ensure there’s no drinking water scarcity: Chief Minister to district collectors
In a video-conference with the district collectors, secretaries and HODs of various government departments, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Sri N. Chandrababu Naidu instructed the officials to ensure there is no scarcity of drinking water in the state.
“Ensure last mile reach is achieved through patrolling and monitoring of water supply,” the Chief Minister said, stressing on recharging ground water level and individual water bodies. He has also sought district-wise action plan for the upcoming months.
Meanwhile, AP Disaster Management Commissioner Dhanunjaya Reddy briefed the Chief Minister on the initiatives taken up to brace the heat wave.
The district administration along with the medical and health department has undertaken a massive awareness campaign and makeshift medical camps. Oral rehydration salts and intravenous fluids have been made available at public places. Construction workers and labourers are instructed not to work between 12pm to 3pm. The labour department is setting up 1,000 drinking water facilities. Daily weather bulletins from IMD will be circulated and publicized to create awareness among people.
Reviewing on the status of irrigation projects, the Chief Minister said the government aims to bring the groundwater level to -3 meters after monsoon. He directed the district officials to take construction of farm ponds on priority basis. “Create awareness among farmers on the government’s initiatives to make state drought-proof,” he said.