VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasad Rao stressed the need to improve sanitation in villages.
Speaking here at the training programme for MPP and ZPTC members of Krishna district Tuesday, he suggested the members to properly utilise the funds allotted to local bodies and also highlighted the need to have awareness on their rights. He also mentioned that coordination between government officials and ZPTCs, and MPPs was very essential for better implementation of schemes.
Later, he expressed optimism about progress of the new state and added that the CM would be present here for five days in a week as Vijayawada had been officially announced as the temporary capital of the state. He also underscored the proper utilization of DWACRA funds and urged the members of MPP and ZPTC to work smart.
On the occasion, Irrigation minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao said that there was a serious need to improve educational facilities in rural areas. He mentioned that more than 60 per cent of the students had been joining private schools due to misconceptions on government schools. He later promised that he would improve the drinking water facilities in the district.
District ZP chairman Gadde Anuradha said that she would be available at any time and asked the members to find out the major concerns in the villages. She stated that commitment and dedication were very essential to serve the people and later mentioned that development should start from villages and towns in order to build a model state in the coming 10 years.
ZPTC and MPP members from the district attended the training classes.