VIJAYAWADA: With the administration keen on providing safe drinking water to every household in the district, Krishna district has soon have 100% safe drinking water coverage.
According to a recent study by the administration, of the 7.8 lakh households in the district, only 2.61 lakh are connected to the safe drinking water scheme while 95,910 households are under process. Nearly 4.5 lakh households in the district do not have access to water tap connections.
The Krishna district administration has prepared a detailed project report (DPR) for the water grid to provide drinking water to all houses. The state government has approved Rs 599.94crore for the purpose.
The district administrations push for safe drinking water has made residents of Mylavaram, Nandigama, Kanchikacherla and other fluoride-affected areas breathe easy.cK Narayana Rao, a resident of Rangapuram village in Veerlapadu mandal, said, “We have been drinking water with high fluoride content for the last 30 years. Many villagers have developed kidney-related problems and bone disorders by drinking this impure water.”
“We are thankful to the government for providing free medical aid. But providing safe drinking water is a permanent solution to this problem. I hope that the project is grounded soon and our villages get safe drinking water,” he added.
Krishna district collector A Md Imtiaz said that the administration will try its best to provide safe drinking water to every home by the end of 2022. He has directed authorities of rural water supply to focus on executing pipeline works.