Jangaon: District Collector Ch Shivalingaiah directed the officials of the horticulture department to take up steps on war footing to set up palm oil nurseries in the district since the target for the district to cultivate oil palm was 400 acres. At least 86 farmers already came forward to cultivate oil palm in the district, he said.
The Collector was speaking at a review meeting on developmental works taken up under Palle Pragathi, on the implementation of the welfare schemes and other subjects in the district on Thursday.
Speaking at the meeting, he also asked the officials of fisheries department to release fishlings in nine reservoirs and 804 tanks immediately. “While 4,300 units of sheep have been handed over to shepherds in the second phase of sheep distribution, we should achieve the target of 10,954 units of sheep soon. You should take steps to identify the beneficiaries and grounding of the units,” he told the officials.
The Collector said he would inspect the works and schemes personally and asked the officials to work with responsibility. “Mandal special officers must visit to the village every Wednesday to inspect the progress of developmental works,” he added. Stating that the target for Haritha Haram for this year was 33.53 lakh saplings, Shivalingaiah said that 77 per cent of the target had been achieved so far and asked the officials to reach the target within a week.
Referring to steps to provide treatment to the Covid patients, he said that the oxygen plant set up in Jangaon was ready for inauguration.
Additional Collector (Local Bodies ) Abdul Hameed, ZP CEO L Vijayalakshmi, DRDO G Ram Reddy, DPO K Rangachary and other district officials attended the meeting.
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