Anantapur, Jan 2: “Where is the water for new
schemes,” was the question posed by Sai Baba of Puttaparthi when
Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy made an appeal to him to provide
assistance for some more drinking water schemes in Anantapur
The Chief Minister and his ministerial colleagues N Raghuveera
Reddy and J C Diwakar Reddy were closetted with Baba on Sunday.
Addressing a public meeting later, YSR clarified that the question
was born out of the letdown he had faced from the erstwhile TD
government which had failed to provide water to the Satya Sai
drinking water project in the district.
“We have assured Sai Baba that water would be provided to the
drinking water schemes at all costs,” he said. He revealed that Sai
Baba’s intervention was sought for a drinking water scheme that
would cover Hindupur, Madakasira and Penukonda segments. The plea
made to the Sai Baba assumes importance in the wake of the severe
drinking water crisis faced by Madakasira segment, which was
Minister N Raghuveera Reddy’s native constituency.