Hyderabad, July 22 :-
The Chief Minister, Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, on Wednesday asked the Collectors to take steps to supply drinking water in the problematic villages.
Conducting the video conference with the Collectors on Wednesday to review the progress of his assurances given to people in district tours, Dr Reddy asked the Collectors to give equal importance to both rural and urban areas with special focus on Hyderabad and its neighbourhood while taking steps to solve drinking water problem.
If drinking water shortage was reported from a village, the Collectors concerned must immediately take emergency steps, including transportation by drinking water tankers, Dr Reddy said.
“There is adequate storage in reservoirs to meet the water demand during the next few months, but what is required is proper monitoring and coordination,” he pointed out.
Reviewing the situation on various fronts, Dr Reddy asked the Collectors to initiate measures for market intervention to bring the soaring prices of pulses under control.
Dr Reddy also asked the Chief Secretary to go for market intervention through Civil Supplies Agriculture and Marketing departments and agencies like Markfed so that supply of essential commodities matched demand, leading to fall in prices.
“Traders and businessmen should not be allowed to exploit the post-election period and consumers’ interests must be protected at any cost,” he said.
The Chief Minister asked the officials to ensure 9 hours uninterrupted power supply to farmers within a week. The Collectors should inspect the social welfare department hostels every month to set right the students problems. He told them to stay at least one night in students hostel to know the problems of students.
He directed the collectors to complete the distribution of land title deeds to girijan beneficiaries by July-end
The Chief Secretary was instructed to monitor the situation in different sectors on a daily basis.