He says the programmes have no purpose if officials cannot solve the problems of people
Minister for Health D.L. Ravindra Reddy continued his tirade against the government and dubbed the government programmes - Rachabanda and Prajapatham – as farcical.
Speaking at the Prajapatham programme in Rekulakunta village in Brahmamgari Matham, he pulled up officials for not having showed 3,000 acres of lands distributed to beneficiaries in five phases of land distribution in the mandal so far. He warned of stern action if the Revenue Divisional Officer, tahsildar and surveyor did not give the allotted lands to Dalits on land in Survey No. 403.
Lack of co-ordination
Prajapatham and Rachabanda were purposeless if officials cannot solve the problems of the people, he remarked. Land-related issues represented by people in revenue sadassus were not yet resolved, he said. He wondered if there was a lack of coordination between revenue officials right from the village secretaries to the District Collector and improper monitoring, he remarked.
When some farmers sought a lift-irrigation scheme, Dr. Ravindra Reddy said he was opposed to lift-irrigation schemes as they were conceived merely to benefit contractors. Government schemes would not accrue any benefits to the people if the officials continued to be apathetic and lax, he said.
Farmers complained to the Minister that power was being supplied for three hours a day in two to three spells. He replied that the government was supplying power for seven hours to farmers but officials were failing to supply it due to negligence. Inquiring with farmers on interruptions in power supply, he said he would take up the issue with the government. He warned of action if officials did not work with transparency.
Universal Health Scheme would be implemented from next year with an outlay of Rs.40 crore, Dr. Ravindra Reddy said and warned of stern action against doctors and para-medical staff who did not reside at the places of posting. He said that self-help groups of Brahmamgari Matham mandal owed repayment of pavala vaddi loans to the tune of Rs.2 crore and they could avail of interest-free loans only if they repaid the dues.
The Health Minister inaugurated a water storage tank constructed with Rs.83,000 in the Dalitawada. He inspected 170 acres of land being developed under CLDP in Balajinagar.
Special officer of Mydukur constituency Venkata Rao, special officer of Brahmamgari Matham mandal Dasaratharami Reddy, MPDO Sivaprasad, tahsildar Nageswara Rao, former mandal president M. Subba Rao participated.