Views on rural development elicited

Views on rural development elicited
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Vasudha Mishra, the Additional Secretary of Union Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, assured that the Centre will assist in providing basic amenities in backward districts and provide amenities for development of the region. She addressed the district officials at a meeting at the Collectorate Conference hall here on Tuesday.

By: Raju Sahare

Asifabad: Vasudha Mishra, the Additional Secretary of Union Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, assured that the Centre will assist in providing basic amenities in backward districts and provide amenities for development of the region. She addressed the district officials at a meeting at the Collectorate Conference hall here on Tuesday.

Over 100 districts across the country have been identified as backward on the basis of various indices like health, education, transport, housing, internet connectivity and so on. Objective of her visit was to gain first-hand knowledge of the problems of the region and the works to be executed here.

Quoting statistics available with the Center, she said 38 per cent of children aged below five years are not gaining height, pregnant women diagnostic tests constituted 30 per cent, illiteracy 50 per cent, toilets utilisation is not more than 2 per cent, only 47 per cent of the girls are in school, school drop-out rate at the primary level, tribal students not returning to school after Dasara and Diwali festivals vacation. MLC Satish Kumar sought transportation facilities in villages and for medical and health treatment of the tribals. He sought national project status for Tummedahatti irrigation project.

Local legislator Kova Lakshmi sought medical facilities for people living in remote areas and nutritious food to pregnant women. Zilla Parishad should get central funds released properly. Sirpur legislator Koneru Konappa sought junior and degree colleges for girls. He sought loans to SC, ST and BCs directly without involving the banks.

He sought establishing study circles in the region. District Collector M Champalal told the official that proposals seeking Rs 1,352 crore for various development works have been submitted. ZPTC members, MPPs and aired their views at the meeting.

Mancherial District Collector RV Karnan, Joint-Collector Ashok Kumar, RDO Ramesh Babu, officials of various government departments and elected people’s representatives took part in the programme.

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