MACHILIPATNAM: Irrigation minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao said that efforts would be made to identify major concerns in the district and also promised measures to solve the woes in the next five years.
Delivering a speech on the Independence Day at Police Parade Grounds here Friday, he stated that efforts would be made for complete utilization of Pulichintala project to fulfil the dreams of hundreds of farmers.
The irrigation minister also pointed out that efforts would be made to complete the works of the Polavaram project, development of Kolleru lake, Gannavaram airport, flyover construction near Kanaka Durga temple and development of Krishna University.
He also said that four and a half lakh farmers and 65,000 DWCRA groups in the district would benefit by the loan waiver scheme and expressed optimism in the programmes like Neeru-Chettu, Badi Pilustondi and Polam Pilustondi, which were introduced by the TDP government.
The minister also stated that efforts would be made for development works regarding Budameru canal and that renovation works of the city canals will be carried out soon.
He said that measures were being taken to organise the National Games-2017 in the state.
BC minister Kollu Ravindra, deputy speaker Mandali Budda Prasad, district collector M Raghunandana Rao, ZPTC chairperson Gadde Anuradha and several others took part in the programme.