Resolving people’s problems prime on agenda: AP CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said that he would not sit idle till the poll results were out but continue to look into the administration of the state. He said that resolving people’s problems and making the state tread the path of development were more important for him.
The CM held the 90th virtual review of Polavaram project works at Praja Vedika in Undavalli on Wednesday. He directed the officials to expedite the works at such a pace to ensure that water would be released from the project, from July. 
He expressed dissatisfaction at the slow pace of works at the project during the months of March and April, when there was election activity. He told the irrigation officials and contractors to compensate the delay likely due to the slow pace of works in the next two months.
The coffer dam is supposed to be 42.5 metres high and the officials were told to complete the works till the spill channel works in the scheduled time. He asked them to take up rehabilitation works of the evacuees, simultaneously.
When the officials told him that from June 20, the flow of Godavari could be 5 lakh cusecs, he told the officials that works should not be obstructed even in case of floods. They told the CM that 69 per cent of the total project works,  84.6 per cent of excavation works, 72.4 per cent of the concrete works were complete.
Further, they said that 90.87 per cent of right main canal works, 70.38 per cent of left main canal, 66.22 per cent of radial gate fabrication works, 40.71 per cent of upper coffer dam works and 25.04 per cent of lower coffer dam works were complete.
Of the total 38.88 lakh cubic metres of concrete works, that in 28.16 lakh cubic metres, 989.16 lakh cubic metre of the total 1169.56 lakh cubic metres of excavation works have been complete.
Last week, digging works in 3.43 lakh cubic metres relating to the spill way, spill channel, pilot channerl, approach channel, concrete works in 31,000 cubic metres were completed, the engineers told the CM. They also told him that the Centre is yet to pay dues to the tune of Rs 4,508.35 crore.
The officials told the CM that the colony for 660 ST evacuee families would be built like a gated community at Indukur in Devipatnam mandal in EG district.
With the state government giving an additional Rs 1 lakh to each of the families, a community hall, park, playing ground, Anganwadi Bhavan, Nutri Garden, Shopping Complex, Veterinary Hospital and 24 other facilities will be provided in the colony. 
They said that the houses were being built spaciously and that the works were being reviewed every fortnight. The CM directed the officials to erect fences and develop gardens around each house.
The CM told the officials to provide facilities in such a manner to enable the tribals rear hens, buffaloes, and cows in herds and provide power-driven  dhobi ghats in the colony.

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