Grama Jyothi is a game changer for inclusive growth of rural Telangana, Panchayat Raj Minister KT Rama Rao has observed here on Monday.
Participated in Grama Jyothi program at Aziz Nagar under Moinabad mandal in Ranga Reddy district near Hyderabad, KTR said the villages will really shine through this novel program. He initially went round the village by foot and visited Telangana martyr Saritha’s family. The minister interacted with villagers and enquired about their problems and sought their opinions to get rid of the village problems. KTR later participated in the Grama Sabha along with Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy and Chevella MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy. He interacted with villagers and heard their ideas about village development.
Speaking on the occasion, KTR said today all rural citizens are aspiring for all-round development and understanding their aspirations, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has started the game changing initiative called Grama Jyothi, he remarked. “With Grama Jyothi, the rural people will decide priorities of their developmental needs and government will act accordingly. We understand that every village has its own set of problems and priorities and needs, which demands separate planning. We want the Aziznagar village development plans to be written in the Aziznagar grama sabha and not in the Assembly or Secretariat — this is the sole theme of Grama Jyothi” he said.
The minister exuded confidence that Grama Jythi will be a game changer to inclusive and holistic development of hitherto backward villages and added that the government will give incentives to villages that achieve 100 percent targets in the areas of sanitation, immunization, nutrition, literacy and green cover. He appealed to people to involve in this collective effort for comprehensive development of villages. He appreciated the gram panchayat for achieving 100 per cent tax collection and assured all possible help from the government to the villages which will have proper road connectivity in four years. He also assured that Ranga Reddy district will get due share from Krishna River water.
Transport Minister Mahender Reddy and MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy also spoke. (NSS)