Khammam: Despite hard times prevailing in the state, the State government has been releasing funds to gram panchayats every month regularly, informed the Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar.
The gram panchayat secretary and sarpanch have to special care to allot 10 per cent funds for green plan. There should be a visible change in the villages in terms of cleanliness and in the maintenance of greenery, he said.
The minister launched the state-wide massive sanitation drive planned from June 1 to 8 in Khammam and at Kondakodima, Tanikella villages in Wyra Assembly constituency on Monday. He directed the officials and elected members in urban and rural local bodies to ensure complete cleanliness and to impose fine on those littering the streets.
The sanitation drive has to be conducted in every village and town in erstwhile Khammam with the spirit of Palle Pragathi and Pattana Pragathi. The programme aims at prevention of mosquito larval breeding and seasonal diseases in this monsoon season.
A record of the works done has to be maintained with photographs taken before and after executing the works. Low lying areas and water stagnation points have to be cleared and drains have to be cleaned, Ajay Kumar said.
District Collector RV Karnan said that cleanliness drive inside each household, removal of garbage and construction waste on roads, vacant lands, clearing road-side bushes and shrubs have to be conducted during the weeklong programme. Two day dry-day must be followed every week.
Zilla Parishad Chairman L Kamalraj and Wyra MLA L Ramulu Naik wanted the public in the district to fulfill the aspirations of the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao who wanted every village and its inhabitants to live a happy and healthy life. They sought voluntary participation of public should participate in the sanitation drive.
The minister has launched the works related to soak pits at Kondakodima and Tanikella villages. Markfed Vice-Chairman B Rajashekhar, Additional Collector (local bodies) Snehalatha Mogili, District Panchayat Officer Srinivas Reddy, DFO Praveena and others were present.
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