Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: The stage is all set for the launch of Praja Patham, the month-long mass contact programme aimed at taking administration to the doorstep of people, on Monday, amid a call for its boycott by the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). Separately, the TDP has asked its cadre to confront the Congress leaders for the government's failures.

Chief Minister K. Rosaiah will formally kickstart the programme at Katarivaripalem in Vetapalem mandal of Prakasam district, setting the tone for officials to work out on the spot solutions addressing the immediate needs of the people.

Praja Pratham was a brainchild of the late YSR who wanted elected representatives to go to the people during the difficult summer months and redress their grievances pertaining to drinking water and Arogyasri and other health related services.

The Chief Minister has instructed the Finance department officials to release sufficient funds for attending to the grievances of “emergency nature.

He asked Ministers, MLAs and MLCs to be present in their respective areas and ensure that people took maximum advantage of presence of officials in their midst, rather than delivering long winding speeches and making lofty claims.

Advance teams had to be deployed by the district authorities to ascertain the issues that are likely to come up during the programme and efforts made to ensure that grievances of immediate urgency were attended to on the spot, said Mr. Rosaiah.