Telangana Government Focuses on Infrastructure Developments in Rural Areas

Villages across Telangana are undergoing a massive transformation with the state government being firmly committed to the growth of villages and the economic conditions of rural citizens.

In recent years, the village infrastructure has seen a significant growth under various schemes, such as Palle Pragathi. The scheme includes the development of the internal roads or link roads between villages, along with other facilities, such as the construction of Vaikuntadhamam (graveyards), the waste disposal sheds, Palle Prakruthi Vanams (village natural parks) and soaking pits.

Rural Infrastructure Developments

A total of Rs 1,555.64 crore was approved for the construction of 12,738 Vaikuntadhams. So far work has been carried out on 12,673, of which fifty percent has been completed. An estimated cost of Rs 319.13 crore and the construction of the 12,655 was already taken up through 12,730 waste segregation sheds with compost pits. On the other hand, 17.64 lakh soaking pits, at a cost of Rs 789.23 crore, were approved by the government. Work has been undertaken on 5.28 lakh pits, while the construction of 18,329 Palle Prakrithi Vanams is also underway.

The Palle Prakruthi Vanam programme was initiated with the aim of increasing green cover in each village and to provide breathing space. A total of 190.66 lakhs of saplings have been planted in the parks according to the Yadadri forest model, which was popularly known as Miyawaki.

Under the Panchayat Raj Act, four committees were created to monitor development activities in 12,751 state villages, including working committee, streetlight committee, green cover committee and sanitary committee.

Previously, there were only 8,690 villages in Gram Panchayats. Later, 3,146 hamlets were developed by the TRS government headed by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. Furthermore, 9,355 village secretaries were appointed for better administration.

The state government has given the highest priority to villages by way of the Palle Pragathi programmes. Natural parks and segregation sheds at villages have also been constructed. With Rs 324,77 crore being allocated under the MGNREGS, the government has also started to develop CC roads in villages.

By: Shailaja K