The More Strategically ‘Palle Pragathi’

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Hyderabad: Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrashekar Rao desired that the Palle Pragathi Programme, aimed at make the villages clean and green should be implemented with more perfect strategy. He said that the sanitation works should be done in the villages on a daily basis and for the cleanliness of the villages every day sanitation works should be done without fail.

The CM said very soon he would undertake surprise visits to review how the Palle Pragathi works are being done and how officials and people’s representatives are doing their jobs? He wanted the officials and public representatives to actually do their duties and not confine themselves to take a photo shoot. Works to improve the sanitation in the villages should be taken up. With inspiration drawn from the Palle Pragathi, Pattana (town) Pragathi programme will also be launched shortly.

The CM held a review meeting on Palle Pragathi here on Sunday at Pragathi Bhavan. Ministers Errabelli Dayakar Rao, A Indrakaran Reddy, Satyavathi Rathod, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Panchayat Raj Principal Secretary Vikas Raj, Principal Secretary Forests Rajiv Tiwari, Panchayat Raj Commissioner Raghunandan Rao, PCCF Ms Shobha, CMO Secretary Smita Sabharwal, Special Secretary Bhoopal Reddy, OSD Priyanka Varghese and others participated.

“People either live in the villages or in towns. If both these places are good everything will be good. Hence, the government wanted villages and towns should be good. Initially, we have started Palle Pragathi programme. We have filled up all the vacancies in the Panchayat Raj department. We have appointed village Secretary in all the villages.

We have hiked the salaries of the Panchayat Raj employees. Every month we are releasing Rs 339 crore without fail. We have made one tractor available in every village. When the government is giving so much support and encouragement, our villages and towns should be good. The Villages and towns should be improved come what may. We have created Plant Nurseries in all the villages.

Make it compulsory to plant and grow trees at every place and in all the villages. Clean the roads every day and keep the villages clean and tidy. Clean the drainages. It is not enough to do these works for some days and forget about them later. Every day the assigned works should be done in every village” the CM said.

“Certain Ministers, Collectors, public representatives giving poses to the photo shoot in media claiming that they are cleaning the villages as part of Palle Pragathi programme for publicity sake. This is not correct. They are not there to clean the villages with a broomstick. They are there to ensure work assigned is done properly.

We have recruited the required staff in Gram Panchayats. We have hiked the salaries. Tractors are there. Use the Tractors and make the employees work. But don’t do things for namesake. Find out how works related to clean and green in the villages are going on. What progress the village is making? Do all the concerned discharging their duties properly? To find out these things I will make surprise visits to the villages” the CM said.

  • Palle Pragathi achievements

– Plant Nurseries crated in 12, 705 villages out of the total 12, 751 villages.

– So far 6,017 Tractors were purchased and orders are placed for another 4534 tractors.

– So far 10.78 Crore sapling were planted in the villages of which 84 survived.

– Upto 76, 562 KMs length of roads are cleaned.

– 62, 976 Kms length of Drainages are cleaned.

– At 48, 767 places old dilapidated house structures are removed.

– At 1, 24, 655 places unnecessary vegetation’s is cleared

– 56, 213 public and vacant places are cleaned.

– 9, 954 old and not in use bore wells are closed

– 1,13,881 stagnated water places were closed

– At 56, 050 places potholes of the roads covered.

– 67, 245 Government offices premises were cleaned

– 6,500 places where markets and shanties are functioning are also cleaned.