ANDHRA PRADESH

Officials asked to expedite `Indira Prabha' works

The Krishna district Collector, K. Prabhakara Reddy, addressing officials at a review meeting on the Andhra Pradesh Comprehensive Land Development Programme in Vijayawada on Friday. Photo: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar  

VIJAYAWADA, MARCH 11. The District Collector, K. Prabhakar Reddy, has instructed the officials concerned to hasten and complete land development works under the "Indira Prabha" programme in the district to the maximum possible extent in the coming three months.

Mr. Reddy asked the mandal-level officials, who look after land development in their respective areas, to prepare action plans and start implementing them to fulfil specific targets.

"The officials concerned should inspect the sites under their jurisdiction and get a fair understanding of local situation. They should hold meetings with the beneficiaries," he added.

The Collector was addressing a review meeting on "Implementation of Indira Prabha" organised at the meeting hall in the sub-collector's office here on Friday.

Stress on speed

Mr. Reddy instructed the officials to conduct review meetings with the mandal level officials regularly to know about the progress of land development works. He said that the works should be hastened in the next three months so that the beneficiaries would be able to take up cultivation in the coming season.

The Collector said that special efforts should be made with regard to sinking of borewells, extending electricity connections and conducting soil testing in the lands identified for development.

He told the members of village committees to go in for crops, which would be suitable for the soil. With regard to some mandals where there was no enough progress in works, the Collector pulled up the officials concerned.

The Joint Collector, P. Sampath Kumar, said the special officers in charge of blocks should hold regular review meetings with mandal level officials on the progress of land development works. He said that the works should be started immediately after submitting proposals and there was no need to wait for the release of funds.

The DRDA Project Director, Vani Mohan, the Sub-Collector, Buddha Prakash Jyothi, and others were present.