Owing to the condition of the State’s rural environment, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has launched ‘Grama Jyothi’ initiative, which aims in large scale rural development of villages of the state. While attending Independence day function at Warangal district, Rao claimed that the government has planned to consider development in rural areas in the field of education, agriculture and abolishing poverty.
Under ‘Grama Jyothi’ program, Chief Minister has announced that the main aim of this program is to strengthen the ‘Panchayat Raj’ system. The effort is to help each village to under ‘Grama Jyothi’ scheme to stand of their own. The State government has decided to contribute Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore to each village for the development needs. The state has granted Rs 25,000 crore in total for the development of villages across the state under this project over next four years.
In order to ensure the proper working of the project, Chief Minister has set up a cabinet sub-committee which according to the source will be headed by K T Rama Rap, who is also the Minister of Panchayat Raj in the state. The committee consists of various ministers of the state such as Pocharam Sinivas Teddy (Agriculture), Tummala Nageswara Rao (Roads & Buildings), Etela Rajender (Finance), Jogu Ramanna (Forest) and T. Harish Rao (Irrigation).
These members will look in to matters related to the overall development of villages by improving health and nutrition, developing agricultural methods, building infrastructures, ensuring social security and poverty eradication as well as improving the water and sanitation in village areas. CM K Chandrasekhar Rao also stated that this initiative would put more pressure in improving the education structure of the rural areas in order to promote literacy.
Mr. Rao also said that since ‘Mana Vooru, Mana Pranalika’ has been already implemented in the villages of the state; it would ensure smooth and easy functioning of ‘Grama Jyothi’ project. As per the sources, soon a meeting would be held on this initiative in which Rural Development Minister S. Niranjan Reddy will be present together with various District Collectors and Joint Collectors and many other officials at Married Channa Eddy Institute of Human Resources Development.
Mr. Rao said that the state government has made arrangements, which would meet requirements of every village in the state. The IT Minister of the state praised the project of the state government and stated, “Telengana will have proper road connectivity in next four years”.