`Praja Patham` a success, claims AP Minister

Andhra Pradesh government today said the month-long `Praja Patham` programme (taking administration to the doorsteps of people) is a success with officials attending to a number of complaints from people.

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government today
said the month-long `Praja Patham` programme (taking
administration to the doorsteps of people) is a success with
officials attending to a number of complaints from people.

"The attendance of MLAs from not only Congress but TDP,
Praja Rajyam and Left has been about 98 per cent. Problems of
people related to scarcity of drinking water, employment under
NREGS, health and other issues have been successfully
addressed during the programme," Panchayat Raj Minister B
Satyanarayana told reporters.

The programme, during which ministers and other public
representatives accompanied by officials, visit villages and
towns for attending to the problems of people, was launched by
Chief Minister K Rosaiah on April 19. It will come to an end
tomorrow.

Urban Development Minister A Ramanarayana Reddy said
`Praja Patham` was conducted in 3025 wards out of the total
4954 wards in the state till May 10.

He said 1604 complaints regarding drinking water have
been received out of which 1428 have been solved. Out of 1477
complaints regarding street lights, 1400 were addressed.

Rural Development Minister V Vasant Kumar said the
programme helped in spreading awareness on various aspects of
NREGS. Workers under NREGS have been given 50 per cent
allowance.

The ministers said full details of `Praja Patham` would
be known after compiling the data from all over the state.

PTI