Gram sabhas across Telangana on Sept 6

Sat 31 Aug 2019, 11:54:49
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday said day one of the 30-day special action plan for the development of villages, beginning September 6, would see gram sabhas being organised across the State to educate people about the initiative and the need for their active participation in the programme.

On the second day, the appointment of co-opted members and selection of standing committees would be taken up. No member from the families of sarpanches should be taken as a co-opted member, he stressed.

The community needs, as well as the resources in the villages, will be identified to facilitate the preparation of an action plan, which will be discussed and approved by the respective gram sabhas.

As part of the plan, village bodies will focus on clearing the rubble of collapsed houses and dilapidated structures besides filling abandoned wells and levelling low-lying areas to prevent waterlogging that leads to mosquito breeding.

The surroundings of schools, anganwadis and similar government institutions would be cleaned, and wild growth would be cleared. All the roads and drains would also be cleaned and drainage repairs would be taken up besides clearing bottlenecks, the Chief Minister said, at a high-level meeting at Pragathi Bhavan.

Stating that villagers should contribute their mite through

shramadan at least twice a month, Chandrashekhar Rao said they should involve themselves in cleaning shandy (weekly market) and other market areas.

The gram panchayats should keep a tractor at its disposal for clearing garbage and for watering plants. Places should be identified for dumpyards in the villages and if no suitable land is available, it should be purchased with gram panchayat funds, he said. Suitable place should also be identified in every village for constructing graveyards, he added.

The action plan will focus on constructing toilets to ensure coverage of 100 per cent households. Suitable places should also be identified for developing nurseries on a permanent basis in the villages, the Chief Minister said, adding that Forest Range Officers should extend technical help to the villagers in raising saplings at nurseries.

In addition to the Harita Haram nurseries being developed in 12,751 gram panchayats, the Forest Department should also raise its own nurseries for certain exclusive plant species.

The agriculture extension officers should identify saplings of plant species needed by farmers, and gram panchayat officials should also gather requirement of fruit-bearing trees and flowering plants that people intend to grow in their backyards, Rao said.

No Comments For This Post, Be first to write a Comment.
Leave a Comment
Enter the code shown:

Can't read the image? click here to refresh
etemaad live tv watch now

Todays Epaper

English Weekly

neerus indian ethnic wear
Latest Urdu News

Which Men's cricket team will win the T20 World Cup 2024?

New Zealand