Amaravati, July 13:
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting on progress of works in Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Departments and directed the officials to complete the works of Village Secretariats, Village Clinics and Digital libraries by year end.
During the review meeting held at camp office here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister instructed the officials to complete geo tagging and review the progress of construction of those buildings. He said to start the works related to development of infrastructure facilities in YSR Jagananna colonies on priority basis. He said to give importance to the cleanliness drive programme to keep the villages clean.
The Chief Minister gave the green signal for distribution of 14,000 tricycles in villages and 1034 autos in urban areas. As many as 23,747 green ambassadors and 4,482 green gaurds were on duty for door-to-door collection of garbage across the state and approval was given to recruit additional 11,453 green ambassadors and 5,551 green guards. It was decided to use heavy machinery for waste management—9148 Incinerators, 3279 Mist Blowers, 3197 Brush Cutters, 3130 heavy duty Toilet Cleaners, 165 Portable Thermal Fogging Machines and 157 Shudding Machines would be made available.
The officials said PPE kits were distributed to all green ambassadors and green guards. The Chief Minister directed the officials to focus on maintenance of garbage collection vehicles and disposal of PPE kits. The Chief Minister said solid and liquid waste management in villages and towns should be carried out properly and Clean Andhra Pradesh would be possible only if municipal and panchayat raj departments worked in coordination. He said to make arrangements to collect wet wastage in rural areas and added to display a special number in villages for collection and shifting of garbage to treatment plants.
The Chief Minister said six lakh women were benifitted with sustainable livelihood under YSR Cheyutha and YSR Asara schemes this year and directed the officials to ensure no marketing problems to them. He made it clear to the officials that they should only contract with companies that have a wide range of marketing capabilities
The Chief Minister said YSR Jala Kala project, a prestigious project will be helpful to lakhs of farmers and directed the officials to focus on effective implementation of the project.He said to construct check-dam type structures near bridges on small rivers across the state so that water can be stored upto 3-4 feet. He said these structures will help to increase ground water level and directed the officials to prepare an action plan in this regard.
He said to set up a committee with three ministers for effective implementation of YSR Jagananna Saswatha Bhoomi Hakku-Bhoomi Rakshana scheme. The committee will comprise Panchayat Raj, Revenue and Municipal administration ministers and focus on effective implementation of comprehensive land survey.
The officials explained the Chief Minister on the progress of various works under Rural Development department. Discussing on Jagananna Pacha Thoranam, it is targetted to plant saplings, Schools and Hospitals as part of Nadu Nedu scheme. The officials also informed the Chief Minister on the progress of YSR Bima, Jal Jeevan Mission, progress of rural highways construction works.
Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, Panchayat Raj Principal Secretary Gopala Krishna Dwivedi, Panchayat Raj Commissioner Girija Shankar, SERP CEO P Raja Babu, Swacha Andhra Corporation MD P Sampath Kumar and other officials were present.