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Focus on poverty alleviation, employment generation, sanitation, says Collector

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cultural extravaganza:Students of a tribal welfare school performing during the Republic Day celebrations in Eluru on Thursday.— Photo: a.v.g. prasad
cultural extravaganza:Students of a tribal welfare school performing during the Republic Day celebrations in Eluru on Thursday.— Photo: a.v.g. prasad

Poverty alleviation, employment generation and sanitation have figured on the top of the West Godavari district administration's agenda. Collector G. Vanimohan has spelt out her thrust areas while speaking at a function as part of the Republic Day celebrations here on Thursday. She hoisted the national flag and accepted a guard of honour from the armed forces as part of the Republic Day celebrations.

The administration was striving hard to translate the triple concepts into a reality by implementing a slew of schemes such as Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu, Sagu Rytu Rakshna Hastam, Streenidhi, the Re. 1 subsidy rice scheme and Indira Jalaprabha, Ms. Mohan stated. It was programmed to provide training and employment to 50,000 jobless youths under the Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu programme as part of the mission for employment generation in the district during the year.

She said the official machinery was getting its act together to handle the water crisis in the rabi in active collaboration with the public representatives and the farmers. Efforts were underway to save the whole ayacut of 2.5 lakh acres stabilised for water supply from withering in spite of shortage of water in the Godavari river The administration had set apart Rs 4 crore for exploitation of drain water by motors as part of augmenting water supply for irrigation in the water-starved areas, Ms. Vani explained. The Collector informed that an action plan was drawn up to meet the drinking water requirements in the summer with an outlay of Rs 4 crore in such areas. A request was made to the government for payment of compensation to the drought victims for crop loss in 3,000 ha under five mandals.

‘Transparency'

The Collector said she was planning to ensure transparency in administration by introducing a novel initiative titled, “Mee Seva” in March next. The scheme would extend nine categories of services, facilitating people to obtain caste, income, nativity and land-related certificates without any hassles in a stipulated time frame, she said, adding the move was intended to ensure quality services to the people. Meanwhile, the tableaus showcasing development in agriculture, rural development, tribal welfare and housing marked the customary Republic Day parade and cultural programmes regaled the audience. The Collector distributed certificates to a number of personnel from different departments in recognition of their meritorious services.


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