Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana Somesh Kumar, today in a video conference instructed the District Collectors to implement Pattana Pragathi and Rythu Vedika works with special focus on newly merged villages in municipalities. He instructed the officials to complete construction of all Rythu Vedikas by October 10. This was in the context of posting of Additional Collectors (Local Bodies) in 17 districts after which 29 districts now have these officers he said.
Chief Secretary has pointed out that Municipalities Act provides for importance to creation of critical infrastructure in newly merged villages. He directed Collectors to personally monitor these interventions closely.
Somesh Kumar also directed the Collectors to continue the momentum and focus on sanitation, spraying of disinfectant as well as anti-larval and vector control measures. As regards Rythu Vedika, he directed that all remaining sanctions should be expedited and by 18th of this month all works should be physically grounded. It should be ensured that Rythu Vedika works are allotted to senior officers for monitoring. Proper planning should be in place for procurement of materials so that there are no bottlenecks in implementation.
All Rythu Vedika constructions should be completed by October 10, he added. Chief Secretary also reviewed issues relating to Rythu Bandhu, construction of drying platforms, identification of lands for construction of godowns and special food processing zones. In addition MNREGS works were also reviewed with emphasis on convergence with works of other departments such as irrigation, etc. He asked the Collectors to work in tune with the priorities of the government as per the vision of the Honourable Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary, MA&UD, Janardhan Reddy, Secretary, Agriculture, Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Secretary, PR&RD, Lokesh Kumar, Commissioner, GHMC, Raghunandan Rao, Commissioner, PR &RD, Satyanarayana, Commissioner and Director, MA&UD also attended the conference.