Yadadri-Bhongir: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya on Thursday said that the Centre would take measures to solve the fluoride problem in Nalgonda district.
Speaking at an awareness programme conducted by the BJP on cashless transactions for workers at Choutuppal, Dattatreya, who was the chief guest at the programme, said that the government officials have a misconception that the fluoride problem would be completely solved through the Mission Bhagiratha project. “Supplying drinking water through pipelines would not completely solve the fluoride menace. The surface water flow and storage is the best solution to tackle the issue. The Centre and State governments should together take measures for completion of irrigation projects for the purpose,” he said.
The Minister said that he will meet Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to discuss the matter.
Lauding the State government for taking up development works of Sri Lakshminarsimha Swamy temple at Yadagirigutta, he exuded confidence that Yadadri would emerge as one of the top places for pilgrimage in the country, adding that the State government must develop the historic Kolanupaka temple, located just 20 km away from Yadagirigutta.
Stating that the BJP-led government at the Centre is implementing schemes for the development of urban areas, the Minister said that Warangal would be developed under the Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) scheme as a pilot project.
He said that the Centre went for demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to root out blackmoney and corruption from the society, adding that the decision of the government would benefit the country as well as the people. He also urged the people to make cashless transactions.
BJP leader Nookala Narsimha Reddy and others also attended the programme.