New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): In a move to provide safe drinking water to the kidney disease-affected habitations, Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday inaugurated seven reverse osmosis (RO) plants in as many mandals of Uddanam area.

The initiative was taken in order to provide safe drinking water to the kidney affected habitations in Uddanam area by providing RO plants.

Seven RO plants (hub and spoke model) of 10,000 LPH capacity covering 128 habitations and 14 wards of Palasa municipality in seven mandals of Kidney-affected Uddanam area were sanctioned by the government last year.

The estimated cost of the project was around Rs.16 crore, which would benefit a total population of 1.8 lakh peope.

Total expenditure as on today is Rs.7.8 crore and Rs.1.4 crore bill is in processing.

Out of 135, actual proposed dispensing units, 109 units have been completed.

One unit in Mandasa, one in Ichapram and 21 units in Kaviti is still in progress and will be completed by the end of this month. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.