Telangana announces special action plan to transform villages

Vastavam web: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday announced a 60-day special action plan to transform villages and towns with special emphasis on cleanliness and greenery. The action plan is aimed at introducing the new approach and implementation of the new Panchayat Raj Act and Municipality Act.

Addressing the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the historic Golconda Fort here, he said the government would release funds from the Finance Commission grants to the local bodies before the commencement of the programme.

The Chief Minister said that civil society organisations with the participation of people should work towards totally clearing the garbage. “Every village and town should set up the sapling nurseries based on their need with the help of the local bodies and 10 per cent of the village and town budget should be allocated for the growth of greenery. Six saplings will be provided to every house in the villages and towns based on the request made,” the Chief Minister said.

He said that Telangana today stood before the country as proud and model state and the foundations needed for the construction of ‘Bangaru Telangana’ have been laid strongly. He claimed that Telangana’s wealth, which was about 4 lakh crore at the time of the state’s formation is now worth Rs 8.66 lakh crore.

KCR said that projects on Krishna and Godavari rivers were being completed on a fast track. He noted Kaleshwaram project, a man-made wonder caught the attention of the whole world and was inaugurated in the presence of Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh recently.