District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee chairman and Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar asked officials to ensure that all Central government schemes are implemented effectively and that it benefits the beneficiaries.

Addressing the district monitoring committee meeting here on Saturday, he informed officials to ensure that the government schemes reach the target groups at the village-level. Stating that the government had sanctioned 10,000 houses under Inidra Awas Yojana (IAY) scheme, he said that they would sanction more houses if the authorities send the proposals. He also stressed the need to take up water harvesting structures under the BRGF programme in the district.

Instructing officials to execute the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) works in a transparent manner, he also directed officials to deal firmly against officials involved in irregularities in the execution of works. He said that they had taken up works worth Rs.119 crore under NREGS during this year and added that they had also planted 74 lakh teak saplings under the scheme.

Similarly, the MP also favoured plantation of toddy trees for the benefit of toddy tappers in the district under the NREGS programme. He also informed authorities to take up tank works which will benefit fishermen. Government Whip Arepalli Mohan asked authorities to complete the Sthree Shakthi buildings by December this year.

Peddapalli MP G. Vivekanand asked the authorities to expedite the Indira Jala Prabha works and fix the drip irrigation schemes for the benefit of beneficiaries at the earliest. He also called upon officials to accord priority for the development of water harvesting structures to recharge the ground water table.

Legislators Suddala Devaiah, L. Ramana, S. Satyanarayana, Collector Smita Sabharwal, Joint Collector H. Arun Kumar, Additional Joint Collector Sunder Abner and others were also present.

Government Whip Arepalli Mohan asks authorities to complete the Sthree Shakti buildings by December this year