As part of the scheme, State govt directly giving funds to local bodies: Gangula
Karimnagar: BC Welfare and Civil Supplies Minister Gangula Kamalakar on Thursday said problems pending in village and towns for the last 40 to 50 years were getting resolved in no time during the Palle and Pattana Pragathi programmes.
Participating in Pattana Pragathi programme in 11th and 42nd divisions of Municipal Corporation of Karimnagar here, Kamalakar said problems in villages and towns remained unsolved for decades together due to lack of funds. “Earlier, towns used to appear like tiny areas. However, after State formation, the situation has changed with the State government directly giving funds to local bodies,” he said, adding that as a result, while villages were developing on par with towns, developmental activities in towns had shot up tremendously.
Earlier, people use to make a number of applications requesting the officials to remove electric wires passing on the top of their houses, damaged electric poles and transformers located in front of their houses. Based on the instructions from the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, these issues were being taken up in Palle and Pattana Pragathi programmes.
As part of Pattana Pragathi, hanging electric wires, damaged current poles and transformers were removed in Karimnagar by spending Rs 55 crore.
Talking about the Haritha Haram programme, Kamalakar said ecological imbalance has become a big problem due to decline in forest cover. Earlier, the trees, which had been chopped off to lay roads and other purposes, were not replaced with new ones. As a result, Karimnagar town was appearing like a desert.
In order to provide a healthy atmosphere to future generations by enhancing forest cover, Chief Minister has launched the Haritha Haram programme.
As part of the programme, saplings have been planted in a big way. Yadadri model Miyawaki forests have also been developed. Not only public representatives and government officials, the common public should also participate in Haritha Haram and plant trees in a big way, he called upon.
It was decided to plant 34 lakh plants in Karimangar district, especially 10 lakh in municipalities. Out of 10 lakh, 5 lakh were earmarked for Municipal Corporation of Karimnagar and remaining five lakh to other municipalities.
Remaining 24 lakh saplings earmarked to rural areas. The survival rate of saplings planted during the previous six phases of Haritha Haram was 90 per cent, he informed and hoped that Karimnagar town would become a Haritha Vanam if all the saplings were developed as big trees.
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