Warangal/Mahabubabad: Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Errabeli Dayakar Rao on Monday said the State government had sanctioned Rs 7.34 crore for developmental works in Warangal city under the ‘Pattana Pragathi’ programme, and called upon the city dwellers to participate in making Greater Warangal a model city. He was speaking at the launch of Pattana Pragathi programme at Dalit Colony in Desaipet here.
The Minister said there was no dearth of funds for the implementation of the Pattana Pragathi programme and added that each ward in the city would get Rs 1.25 lakh per month under the programme. Stressing on the need for the segregation of the waste, he asked the officials to identify the donors to get the tubs/baskets to distribute it to households in the city so as to see that the waste would segregated as the wet waste and dry waste at the houses only.
“There is a need to create more awareness on the maintenance of the sanitation. Official should take steps to set up the garbage bins and see that the garbage is be dumped in the bins only. If anybody litters the road and open places, they should be penalised,” he added.
The Minister said that the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had resolved to implement the ‘Pattana Pragathi’ programme following the success of the ‘Palle Pragathi’ programme which had helped the villages to develop. The Minister directed the officials to identify sites for the graveyards as well as dumping yards.
More oper-air gyms to be set up: Satyavathi
In Mahabubabad, launching the ‘Pattana Pragathi’ programme, Minister for Tribal Welfare Satyavathi Rathod said that there is a need for setting up more open-air gyms in the town to improve the overall health of the people.
Rathod noted that there were two open-air gyms operating in the town as of now and asked the Collector to take steps to set up more number of gyms in the coming days. “Not only setting up the open-air gyms, we also must focus on their maintenance,” she told officials.
She said the town was fast growing and needs overall development in all aspects. She noted that the population of the town was increasing ever since it was made the district headquarters and hence the district administration and municipal administration must make efforts to set up more open-air gyms.
“The State government is setting up open-air gyms in all urban parks to encourage the people to do workouts for fitness. We are spending Rs 10 lakh to set up 13 types of equipment in these gyms,” she added.
Later, she along with Mahbubabad MP Maloth Kavitha, district Collector VP Gautham, Mahbubabad MLA Shankar Naik, Mahbubabad municipal chairman P Ram Mohan Reddy planted saplings on the premises of the open-air gym in ward 18 in the town.