Machilipatnam (AP), Sept 28 (PTI) The Andhra Pradesh deputy chief minister K E Krishna Murthy Friday laid the foundation stone here for various developmental projects. Also Read - 'Targeting Entire Community Unacceptable,' Says Jagan Reddy on Row Over Tablighi Jamaat Congregation

They include: Rs 68-crore stormwater drainage system in Machilipatnam municipality that would be completed by March 2019; Rs 2.25-crore new buildings of revenue divisional office; Rs 90-lakh buildings for tahsildar office; and a Rs 1.1-crore aqua laboratory. Also Read - Jagan Mohan Compares COVID-19 to Ordinary Fever, Says 'no Need to Panic'

Speaking to reporters here, the deputy chief minister said the state government has begun the process to sanction house sites to the 40,000 families living in the hilly areas of Vijayawada. Also Read - Andhra Govt Announces Rs 1000 Per Family, Free Ration to Poor People as State Imposes Lockdown

He said a recent survey has confirmed that the families deserve to be promised house site as they belong to the urban poor category.

Also, he distributed pattas to the eligible 333 families belonging to Machilipatnam rural and urban areas, and assured them of sanctioning houses on the respective sites.

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