State to provide drinking water to all people: AP Deputy CM

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister N Chinarajappa said here Tuesday that the state government is taking steps to provide all infrastructure facilities including drinking water in rural areas.

PTI| Updated: Sep 09, 2014, 22:31 PM IST

Rajahmundry (AP): Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister N Chinarajappa said here Tuesday that the state government is taking steps to provide all infrastructure facilities including drinking water in rural areas.

Speaking after inaugurating a drinking water supply? project constructed at a cost of Rs 28 lakh at Samarlakota mandal of the district, Chinarajappa said, "The state government is taking all steps to provide water, roads, education as well as medical facilities in all rural areas and preparing a plan for this purpose".

The government plans to launch a scheme to provide 20 litres of water at Rs 2 under the NTR Sujala Sravathi Scheme from October 2, to provide water to all people in the state, he said.

For this purpose, district collectors have identified land to set up reverse osmosis plants so that they could be installed with the assistance of voluntary organisations and corporate institutions, he said.