Raising questions on propriety of holding the proposed “Palle Shobha” programme, former union minister and MP Bandaru Dattatreya alleged that the TRS government has failed to conduct elections for local bodies.
Dattatraya was speaking to Media Representatives here. He said that TRS Government has announced “Palle Shobha” program from August 15. But it has failed to held elections of Sarpanches on the pretext of High Court case and did not continue the sarpanches as care takers. How can now the government want to develop villages without the Sarpanches who actually have to implement the programme, he questioned.
The State Government has stopped giving funds on 19 of the 29 sectors to sarpanches and Panchyathraj institutions and on the other hand they wanted to do this ‘Palle Shobha’ program without funds, the former minister said.
Referring to the TRS government’s ambitious programs of Mission Kakatiya and the irrigation projects, he demanded a white paper on the success of Mission Kakatiya. State Government has announced that out of 45,000 tanks in the State, work has been completed on 26,000 tanks. He asked as to why most of these tanks are not filled with water and why the ground water below these tanks is not recharged. He asked why the ground water levels are going down day by day in the State. He demanded in the white paper, the Government should provide tanks-wise ayacut details, mandal and village wise ground water levels under these tanks.
Dattatraya also questioned the State Government, why after spending Rs.45,000 crores on Kaleswaram project alone, they are not able to provide irrigation to this year Kharif as promised many times earlier by them. In fact, he claimed that not even one project was finished in the State by TRS Government during the last four years. He cited example of incomplete projects like SRSP Stage-II, Dindi, Yellampalli, Devadula etc. Though the government claimed that it has implemented and completed irrigation projects, it did not provide irrigation to even one acre, he alleged