Govt plans to develop libraries

Govt plans to develop libraries
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Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha Chairman Kannaiah Naidu disclosed that the government has proposed to develop the libraries in a big way while an action plan in this regard would be finalised soon. 

Chittoor: Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha Chairman Kannaiah Naidu disclosed that the government has proposed to develop the libraries in a big way while an action plan in this regard would be finalised soon.

As per the instructions of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, mass plantation drive would be taken up in the district for which the forest department has come forward to provide saplings, he added.

The Chairman after inaugurating the plantation drive at District Library here on Sunday made it clear that the employees of the Grandhalaya Samstha should shoulder the responsibility of growing the plants in the vacant land of libraries. He assured that all the existing vacancies in the libraries would be filled up as soon as the government is accorded permission in this regard.

Facilities were provided in all the libraries in the district while there was a serious proposal for constructing permanent buildings for the libraries in a phased manner. He stated that instructions were given to the secretary of Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha to construct rain harvesting pits in the libraries. The Chairman said that the functioning of various book deposit centres is up to the mark and the honorarium of part time librarians should be hiked accordingly.

He made it clear that the officials should initiate a special drive for collecting the library cess from the municipalities and grama panchayats which would be the only source for developing the libraries.

Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha secretary V Rama said that impetus has been given to purchase competitive books for the use of students who appear for the competitive examinations. She appealed to the part time librarians to be punctual in attending to their duties at their respective libraries as they received complaints from the rural libraries.

Later, the Chairman visited all the sections in the district library and enquired about the facilities being provided in the library with the readers. Some senior citizens made an appeal to keep the paper section in the down floor of the building as it becomes difficult for them to climb the upstairs for reading the newspapers. The Chairman instructed the secretary to take immediate action in this connection.

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