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Naidu to embark on new mission

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will launch a new programme ‘Mana Vuru – Mana Bhadyatha’ (Our Village – Our Responsibility), commemorating the 18th death anniversary of former chief minister N T Rama Rao on Sunday.

The programme ‘Mana Vuru -Mana Bhadyatha’ will be launched tomorrow

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will launch a new programme ‘Mana Vuru – Mana Bhadyatha’ (Our Village – Our Responsibility), commemorating the 18th death anniversary of former chief minister N T Rama Rao on Sunday.

Disclosing this here on Friday, Advisor for Communications to the government Parakala Prabhakar said the new programme would be lunched from Velu Vennu village in West Godavari district and the Chief Minister would take out an 18-km Padayathra on the occasion. During the tour, MLAs, MPs and Zilla Parishad members and other local people’s representatives would tour the villages as part of the Padayathra to create awareness among the people on the programme and its objectives.

Giving details of the objectives of the new programme, he said the main objective of the programme was poverty alleviation and by reducing economic inequalities, it was aimed at bringing in all round development of the villages. This was part of the Smart Village, Smart Ward in Smart Andhra Pradesh vision of the government, he said. For this, apart from the Central and State government funds, the government has been inviting corporates to take up development activities as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) component.

Apart from this, IAS, IPS, IFS and other officials, as well as Non Resident Indians and Non Resident Villagers living in any part of the country could adopt the villages or wards, he said. As part of the programme, the requirements of the village would be computed in a Grama Sabha, in which even the Janma Bhoomi committee would take part in identifying the action plan for the development of a given village.

Reducing child mortality, maternity mortality rates by encouraging institutional deliveries, training for youth, providing nutritious food, improving literacy rates, providing road, toilets, schools and other infrastructure were some of the identified areas which the new programme would address, Prabhakar said.

The whole programme would be rolled out with the participation of municipal, Panchayat Raj, Rural Water Supply, Road and Buildings, Women and Child Welfare, Education, Civil Supplies and others department officials as members. While the Chief Minister would head the steering committee at the State level, district collectors would handle the programme at district level, he said.

Prabhakar said about 7,000 NGOs working in the State had evinced interest in adopting villages as part of the programme. However, a final decision on giving the responsibilities and modalities in implementing the programme would be announced soon. A dedicated web portal of the programme would be launched soon through which people could apply expressing their interest in adopting a ward or a village, he added.

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