Staff Reporter

Prakasam, Kurnool, Krishna and Chittoor follow close

  • Sanction of milch animals surpasses target
  • Prompt tie-ups with bankers and beneficiaries

    Sangareddy: Medak District Scheduled Castes Service Cooperative Finance Corporation achieved a record 70 per cent in grounding various schemes meant for the benefit of the weaker sections of society. While Prakasam district stood at the bottom with only 10.35 per cent, Kurnool, Krishna and Chittoor are the other three districts that achieved 66.70, 63.30 and 56.14 per cent respectively.

    Executive Director K. Satyanarayana told The Hindu that a systematic approach right from September till March has paid off.

    Identification camps

    He said that joint identification camps were held in every mandal to enlist the beneficiaries and documentation was done by the MPDOs within the deadline set by the District Collector. This was followed by constituency-wise asset distribution involving people's representatives.

    Satyanarayana said that the twice a month review with branch coordinators of the concerned banks by the District Collector instilled a sense of urgency on the banker and schemes were grounded as per schedule. The current state of grounding in Medak as on date, stood at 80 per cent.

    Surpasses target

    The district, which has sanctioned 902 milch animals surpassing the target of 200, 109 sheep units out of targeted 20, took the help of the veterinary department. The corporation took the initiative in promoting cultivation of gherkins in 100 acres of land in seven villages of Kohir, Kondapur and Mirdoddi mandals.

    The export-oriented cucumbers could fetch each beneficiary a net income of Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000 per acre.