Mahabubabad: Tribal Welfare Minister Satyavathi Rathod on Monday said the Podu lands issue would be resolved soon that would benefit tribals who have been cultivating forest lands.
“Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, who is striving for the uplift of all sections of society, is also committed to resolving the Podu land issue. I am thankful to him for appointing me as the chairperson of the Cabinet sub-committee, while Forest Minister Indrakaran Reddy, Energy Minister Jagadish Reddy, and Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar are the other members,” she said, adding that the sub-committee was formed to find a permanent solution to problems related to Podu land in the State.
Speaking at the general body meeting chaired by ZP Chairperson Angoth Bindhu here, she said the Chief Minister was leaving no stone unturned to find a permanent solution to Podu lands issue.
Discussing the issues of the medical and health department as a part of the agenda of the general body meeting, the Minister said that vaccination had been carried out in 243 centres in the district and 161 sub-centres since September 16.
“Of the 5.43 lakh people over the age of 18 in the district, 2.90 lakh were already vaccinated,” she said and added that the Anganwadi workers and Panchayat Secretaries were formed into a team to paste stickers on 100 per cent vaccinated homes, and hoped that cent per cent vaccination would be completed in 15 days with a target of 24,000 people every day in the district.
Stating that officials 19 cases of malaria and 23 cases of dengue have been identified in the district recently, she has made it clear that there were no cases of Chikungunya in the district.
Meanwhile, District Collector K Shashanka said that the vaccination programme was being carried out very meticulously. “We are taking steps to ensure that everyone is vaccinated by conducting a household survey,” he said, adding that the district would soon be declared 100 per cent vaccinated.
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