The Nizamabad district administration started using the mobile apps to solve drinking water problem in the district. The district officials have started ‘Drinking Water’ groups on WhatsApp and Telegram, which they are using for receiving complaints from the people as well as giving permissions to their subordinates and public representatives to solve the received problems.
The district Collector Yogita Rana notified this information to the ZP General Body meeting, which was conducted here on Thursday. She said the groups have been created in WhatsApp and Telegram and the mobile numbers of MPTCs, MPPs and ZPTCs were added to the groups; so that their complaints could be taken and also permissions could be given immediately.
The Collector said since there was no paucity of funds, the district administration would meet all the drinking water requirements of the people. She said she herself directly responding to the complaints and releasing funds to those villages. The State government has already sanctioned Rs 8 crore in this connection.
The general body meeting, which was presided by Zilla Parishad Chairman D. Raju, mainly focused on drinking water problem due to the drought condition prevailing in the district. Nizamabad ZPTC Puppala Shobha accused the district officials of neglecting the water problem. She substantiated her claim by citing the fact there was only one bore compressor, which is used to deepen and flush bore wells, in use in the entire district.
Besides the water, the ZP meeting focused on the implementation of MGNREGS and distribution of pensions. Various MPPs and ZPTCs raised questions on implementation of MGNREGS works and construction of cattle huts. Answering the questions, District Water Management Authority Project Director Venkateshwarlu said about 1.66 lakh working days were provided under NREGS this year and the amount of Rs 246 crore was distributed across the district. He said this was much above than the Union government’s target of 1.14 lakh working days.
District Rural Development Agency Project Director, Venkatesham said DRDA was conducting ‘Saadaram’ camps at all three divisional head quarters from February 23 to 29 to identify the disable persons and issue them the Saadaram certificates.
Collector Yogita Rana, JC Ravinder Reddy, MLCs V.G. Goud, Dr. Bhoopathi Reddy, Aakula Lalitha, Jukkal MLA Hanumanthu Sinde, ZP CEO Mohan Lal, ZP Territorial Constituency Members, MPPs and officials participated in the meeting.