Khammam/Kothagudem: Officials and elected representatives took part in gram sabhas, cleanliness drive and other activities enthusiastically in erstwhile Khammam district on Friday, marking the launch of the 30-day action plan proposed by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.
At a programme in Rajeswaraouram village of Nelakondapalli mandal in Khammam MP Nama Nageswar Rao stated that priority-based action plan had to be prepared for development of villages.
The MP along with MLC B Lakshminarayana, MLA K Upender Reddy and District Collector RV Karnan took part in Gram Sabha and sapling plantation drive. Speaking on the occasion, he noted that the action plan gave sarpanches the leverage to develop their villages with sufficient funds.
Nageswar Rao wanted the sarpanches and other elected members to accord importance to plantation under Haritha Haram, cleaning of drainages, developing roads and ensuring street lighting across the village.
MLA Upender Reddy advised sarpanches, gram panchayat secretaries, mandal officers and others to work in coordination to develop villages in Khammam.
“Chief Minister’s 30-day action plan aspires to create model villages in the State, hence all those concerned have to work responsibly to realise the dream of the Chief Minister,” pointed out Collector Karnan. Committees for each wing had to be set up, he added.
In a similar programme the Collector along with MLA P Ajay Kumar attended gram sabha at Chimmapudi village of Raghunathapalem and participated in ‘Sramadanam’ programme.
In Kothagudem district, Zilla Parishad chairman Koram Kanakaih along with MLA B Haripriya attended a gram sabha at Bethampudi village of Tekulapalli mandal. He asked the sarpanches to use the funds provided by the State government efficiently to implement development works.
MLA V Venkateswar Rao attended gram sabha at Laxmidevipalli, Collector Rajat Kumar Saini at Dammapet and Aswaraopet, Pinapaka MLA R Kantha Rao and ITDA PO V Gautham attended gram sabha at Kistapuram village in Pinapaka mandal.