Hyderabad: Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Errabelli Dayakar Rao has said two rounds of “Palle Pragathi”, a brainchild of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, has helped the villages of Telangana to stay away from Covid-19.
The Minister conducted a video conference on the preparedness to face seasonal diseases with ZP chairpersons, District Collectors, DRDOs, ZP-CEOs, DPOs, MPDOs, ZPTCs, MPTCs, sarpanches and RWS officers from the Ranga Reddy Collectorate office here on Saturday. “Both the rounds of Palle Pragathi have been successful. As a result, the face of rural Telangana has changed. I salute people’s representatives and district officers for making the programme a big success,” he said.
He pointed out that the dreaded Covid-19 had failed to penetrate villages because they had a shield of cleanliness as a result of Palle Pragathi. He called upon leaders and officers to keep people safe from seasonal diseases such as dengue, malaria and swine flu. He directed them to identify and clean places where water gets stagnated and keep the villages free from the garbage. He said steps must be taken to control mosquito menace by creating awareness among the public.
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