Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday called for making the country 'Swachh' and 'Swasth' (clean and healthy), while talking at his adopted village in Andhra Pradesh.
Tendulkar had adopted the village under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) two years ago, and visited it for the second time on Wednesday to take stock of the developments.
In all, the SPS Nellore district administration spent Rs 5.69 crore on laying concrete roads, building storm water drainage system, a community hall and an elementary school building in PR Kandrika village.
The sports legend, who contributed Rs 2.79 crore under SAGY for these works, inaugurated the newly-built community hall.
He has now announced a further grant of Rs 90 lakh for development of infrastructure in Nernuru and Gollapalli villages under Gudur mandal. A total of Rs 1.20 crore would be spent on laying roads, building drains and providing water supply in these villages.
It is a very satisfying feeling. Things have already changed big time. Also, the icing on the cake is, it (PR Kandrika) is being declared ODF (open defecation free) village
(With inputs from PTI)
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