CM Calls to Celebrate Godavari-Krishna inter-linking during Pushkarams

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In order to make Krishna Pushkarams a reflection of Telugu culture and protect the cultural heritage, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Sri N. Chandrababu Naidu directed officials to make the program a celebration and a huge success.

Since the government is aiming to drought-proof the state by 2016, he asked the officials to create awareness and demonstrations on the government’s initiatives to revive the ground water table in the state.

“Organize an exhibition demonstrating the government’s achievement at Krishna-Godavari Pavitra Sangamam. Arrange pictorial and visual presentation to celebrate this historical feat,” he said. He directed the officials to develop the location as a tourist spot.

The officials presented a report to the Chief Minister on the status of pending works. 229 ghats are being constructed in the state to accommodate an expected rush of 3.50 crore pilgrims during Krishna Pushkarams. The Chief Minister ordered officials to ensure that roads, sanitation, construction of ghats and restructuring of temples are done within the stipulated time. “Quality of work is the utmost priority. Complete the renovation works at the ghats on a permanent basis,” he said.

Emphasizing on finishing pending works by the end of July, the Chief Minister said that event should be culturally-vibrant including all aspects such as technology, knowledge-transfer, social empowerment and other social issues.

Given that the state government will complete the first phase of AP Fiber Grid Project latest by June 2016, he asked the officials to use broadband services for smooth surveillance during the Pushkarams.

Speaking on the cultural activities during the Pushkarams, the Chief Minister asked the officials organize cultural events in Vijayawada and Guntur. Stressing on promoting Kuchipudi as a cultural art form at international level, the Chief Minister said, at least one person from each family must be motivated to learn Kuchipudi.

APSRTC MD N SambasivaRao informed the Chief Minister that the department will run city buses in Vijayawada and Guntur towns to avoid any delay to passengers. In addition to 500-600 city buses in Vijayawada and 400 buses in Guntur, an extra 200 buses will be kept on reserve to accommodate pilgrim rush, he said.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to submit a detailed action plan on their pending works. These issues will be taken up at a meeting scheduled later this month.



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