The Union government has sanctioned Rs. 23.6 crore for taking up community water purification plants in Prakasam district, according to YSR Congress Whip in Parliament, Y.V. Subba Reddy.
On a representation to Union Drinking water and Sanitation Minister Ram Kripal Yadav, the Centre had approved drinking water projects to 53 fluoride-affected villages in the mandals of P.C.pally, Veligandla, Chandrasekharapuram, Mundlamuru, Markapur, Pedaraveedu and Tripurantakam in Prakasam district, an MP office said in an official release here Monday.
The Centre has also approved Rs. 88 crore to ensure supply of surface water from Ramatheertham and Nagarjunasagar reservoirs to the fluoride-hit villages in the next four years, the MP added.