Warangal : India | Oct 17, 2011 at 5:03 AM PDT
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Hyderabad, Oct., 17: The Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Monday accepted to provide Rs 60 crores for arrangements of Sammaka Sarakka jathara in Warangal district. He also instructed the Chief Secretary, Mr Pankaj Diwedi to monitor the arrangements and go to the district to held review meeting with the local officials.

The Chief Minister held a review meeting with the officials to discuss the arrangements for biggest tribal jatara Sammakka Sarakka Jatara, which would be held in February, 2012 in Warangal district. The Minister for Tribal Welfare, Mr P Balaraju, the Minister for I and PR, Mrs D K Aruna, the Minister for BC Welfare, Mr saraiah, MP from Warangal district, Mr P Balaram, Warangal District Collector and the temple Executive Officer were also attended the review meeting.

The Officials of various departments presented a proposal with Rs 60 crore for arrangements and preparations of Sammakka sarakka jatara, which was biggest tribal jatara in the country.

Speaking to the media after the review meeting, Mrs D K Aruna informed that the Chief Minister has directed officials concerned to make necessary arrangements for the jatara, which would be held from February 11 to 11, 2012 in this year. The Government would take steps to provide basic amenities - drinking water, sanitation and health services to the devotees who come for jatara. The officials have been instructed to take up measures to avoid reoccurrence of the mistakes in the arrangements of the jatara.

"The officials presented a proposal with Rs 60 crores to the Government for preparations and arrangements of the jatara this year as against Rs 25 crores proposal of last year. The Chief Minister has instructed the officials concerned to provide the amount and expressed readiness to extend extra money also , if required", she added.

Stating that the rush would increase to the jatara this year, she infirmed that it was expected the rush would be 80 to 90 lakhs as against 60 lakhs last year. The roads whose works were going on in the route of jatara place would be completed at the earliest.

Mr saraiah informed that the Chief Minister has directed the Chief secretary to, time to time, monitor the arrangements of jatara. The devotees from Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jarkhand would also come for jatara. It was also proposed to make arrangements with Rs 1.5 crores at Shivalayam near Ramappa temple. The devotees would have darshan of shiva at the temple while on their way to jatara, he added.

Srini07 is based in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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