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Gadwal treading on growth path: Collector

Gadwal treading on growth path: Collector
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Extending his greetings to each and every individual District Collector Rajat Kumar Saini, on the occasion of 69th Republic day celebrations on...

Gadwal: Extending his greetings to each and every individual District Collector Rajat Kumar Saini, on the occasion of 69th Republic day celebrations on Friday, said that Jogulamaba-Gadwal, the newly carved district in Telangana has a unique identity of being the only ‘Shakthi Peetam’ in the entire State.

He said soon after Gadwal emerged as a new district carved out of erstwhile Mahbubnagar district, the district is treading in the path of development and has achieved unprecedented growth in a very short period. “District reorganisation was done by the Chief Minister with an aim to bring the administration near to the public.

This has really helped a lot for the people of Gadwal because smaller district helps the officials to reach the public faster and helps to resolve their problems at the earliest,” said the Collector.

While enumerating the various development and welfare programmes taken up in the district, the Collector said as part of providing social security to the vulnerable and downtrodden the government is providing ‘Aasara’ pension of Rs 1,000 per month to Senior Citizens, Widows, Handloom and Beedi workers and Single women. So far 68,027 persons have been distributed Rs 784.38 lakh as pension during the past one year.

The District Administration provided jobs to 115 members by conducting Job mela in the district. During the 2016-17 about 98,215 people have been provided 20.83 lakh working days worth of employment under NREGS amounting to Rs 53.98 crore worth of work. As part of Swachh Bharat mission the District Administration has given administrative sanction for construct of 61,000 Individual Latrines for which Rs 7 crore have been released as subsidy funds from the government.

Giving statistics of food grain procurement in the district Rajat Kumar Saini said that during the past one year there have been five new grain procurement centres were established in the district, through which the government had procured about 2,749 metric tonnes of paddy from 353 farmers and paid Rs 414 crore to the farmers.

“This year we have set up a new Red Gram procurement centre through which the government had procured a record of Rs 7,971 quintals of red gram and paid Rs 5,450 as the minimum support price to the red gram farmers, said the Collector.

Enumerating on progress of Haritha Haaram programme the Collector said as against a target of 80 lakh plantations of saplings the district has achieved plantation of 68.20 lakh plants. For remembering the sacrifices of our Soldiers, the District Administration has established a ‘Smruti Vanam’ a martyr memorial park in the district

As part of government’s sheep distribution scheme, as many as 10,827 beneficiaries from Golla and Kuruma communities haven distributed Sheep at 90 per cent subsidy in the district. Under Mission Kakatiya, the government has renovated as many as 313 lakes and stabilised an ayacut of 16,036 acres and provided irrigation water to the same in Gadwal under the lakes.

Further to provide irrigation water to 148 villages in the Gadwal district, the government has given approval for the Nettampad Lift Irrigation project with a cost of Rs 2,332 crore. For the fishermen to improve their livelihood the government had released 63.95 lakh fish lings in lakes and ponds.

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