Government give rating to ‘Swachh Panchayats’, says Minister Lokesh

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Minister for Information Technology and Panchayat Raj Nara Lokesh said that the government would give rating to villages that qualify in the Swachh Panchayat completion to be concluded soon.

Speaking at a review meeting on the activities of the Rural Water Supply Department, he said priority should be given to supply of clean drinking water and regular cleaning of drains. He wanted nearly 33,000 overhead tanks to be cleaned up with the help of advanced technology. He said that importance would be given to LED lighting and underground drainage works. In another meeting on the fibre gird project with the officials of AP State Fibernet Limited, he ordered that laying of cables be speeded up to provide Broadband, cable TV and telephone services to the households in the stipulated time. He was told by the officials that 23,800 km of cable was laid and 23,304 connections were given.

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