Palle Pragathi programme was a hit, claims CM

Palle Pragathi programme was a hit, claims CM
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Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has declared that the Palle Pragathi special programme held for 30 days in the villages state-wide to improve greenery and cleanliness has been a grand success.

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has declared that the Palle Pragathi special programme held for 30 days in the villages state-wide to improve greenery and cleanliness has been a grand success.

The CM said by organising Power Week and solving all the electricity-related problems, the Electricity department stood first among all the departments during the conduct of the special programme. The CM congratulated Ministers, Collectors, DPOs, DLPOs, MPOs, and Village secretaries, Gram Sarpanches for the successful conduct of the programmes. The CM urged that the same spirit with which the Palle Pragathi programme was made successful should continue. The CM clarified that the government is committed to releasing Rs 339 Crore per month to the village development.

A meeting of Ministers, Collectors, DPOs, DLPOs, Principal Secretaries was held here at Pragati Bhavan on Thursday. The CM conveyed the Vijaya Dasami greetings and started his address. Every District Collector explained about the experiences they have gone through the 30-day programme. The Collectors said that in accordance with the objective of the government, coordinated effort, action plan and development as the aims the programme was held. They have also explained the unique situation in the respective districts. Government's Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary SK Joshi, PCCF Shobha, Discoms CMDs Raghuma Reddy, Gopal Rao and others participated.

KCR said Palle Pragathi programme has evoked a good result and awareness came among the people that they should keep their villages clean and green. The CM announced that in order to keep this spirit going on, such programmes will be conducted in future too. The CM said for the betterment of the villages, the government has filled in vacancies from Panchayat Secretary to district Panchayat officer. He assured that under any circumstances, there would not be any fund crunch for the village panchayats. The CM also clarified that every month Rs 339 Crore central funds are released to the villages and it will continue without any break. This is additional to the funds accrued by the villages.

The CM suggested that NAREGA funds should be utilised for growing plants, removing the debris. He said adequate employees and funds are given to the villages and hence there should be a change in the villages at least now. The CM said district Panchayat officers should take the main responsibility, utilise the funds properly and bring in the required change in the villages. The CM said all the works to be taken up in accordance with the one year, five-year plans made by the villages.

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