Siddipet: Finance Minister T Harish Rao on Wednesday urged the officials and elected representatives of the district to set up huge parks in every mandal within 10 days during the “Palle Pragathi Pattana Pragathi” programme starting Thursday.
Addressing officials and elected representatives at a preparatory meeting of Palle Pragathi, Pattana Pragathi a day ahead of it’s launch at Mahathi Auditorium in Gajwel, Harish Rao said Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was very particular about creation of parks in every mandal.
Underlining the importance of keeping villages and urban areas clean, he said Diarrhea and seasonal disease cases had come down largely during the past four years since sanitation had improved considerably in the State. Saying that the development means not only building infrastructure, the Minister observed that the health status of the population also indicates where the State stands in development.
Stating that only Panchayats in Telangana used to have 80 tractors before the State was created, Rao said that 12,769 Gram Panchayats in the State were having tractors, trollies and tanks.
Elaborating how the Panchayats were transformed in Telangana, Rao said that the villages here boast of having dump yards, Vaikunta Dhamas, nurseries and many other facilities.
Appealing to the elected representatives to give utmost priority to cleanliness, the Minister said that it is a constant process to improve the hygiene.
MP Medak Kotha Prabhakar Reddy, Collector P Venkatrami Reddy and others were present.