Mahesh Babu wife Namrata Shirodkar met Jupally Krishna Rao, Telangana’s Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, on Monday . The meeting was held in the presence of TK Sridevi, Mahabubnagar district collector, to discuss about the development plan of Siddapur village in Mahabubnagar district, which was adopted by Mahesh Babu.
Minister Jupally promised to provide all facilities needed for the development of the village. Sridevi said that Namrata showed keen interest in health, hygiene and education sector.
“We are keen on working with Government agencies to make Siddapur the best model smart village in the state,” said Namrata Shirodkar, wife of actor Mahesh Babu, speaking about the village that he has adopted in Kothur mandal of adjoining Mahabubnagar district.
Ms. Sreedevi said that 490 individual toilets at a unit cost of Rs. 12,000 each and additional classrooms at the rate of Rs. 8.5 lakh each for the school have been sanctioned and work was slowly picking up.
“We will also sanction the double laning and black-topping of the roads behind the village that lead to the main road to an extent of about 1.5 km. Siddapur’s proximity to the airport and the highway is a unique selling proposition for other celebrities to chip in,” she explained.
Namrata later said that they are coming up with a plan in few days to make Siddapur village a smart village. Recently, she had visited the village and interacted with the people, who submitted a memorandum about the issues faced by them.
Asked about what the actor’s contribution would be to the development of this village, Ms. Namrata said they were working it out with the district administration and that the exact numbers were not known yet.