In a recent move, the minister for Panchayat Raj, Rural Development and Information, Nara Lokesh, has envisaged Andhra Pradesh to be the first 100 per cent LED state in the country. A review of panchayat raj and rural development departments at the Secretariat was held for this.
The officials said, “We have a target of 30 lakh lights with deadline December this year, out of which 8 lakh LED street lights have been installed. By January, every village would be LED light oriented.”
The minister further added, “With the aim to provide digital door numbers in the villages, the digital work is under way and it would begin soon.”
The projects worth Rs 20,382 crore in the state that includes cement concrete road, panchayat offices, farm ponds has been initiated by the government of which works worth Rs 16,000 crore is completed. Also the villages with more than 100 population will assume cement concrete roads and connected roads as assured by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
Also, a water grid programme worth Rs 22,000 crore is in progress, which will provide every household in village a drinking water supply via pipeline.