CS calls for an action plan to take up MNREGS on large-scale in TS

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Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar is addressing an official meeting on MNREGS today

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar directed the officials to prepare an action plan to tie up MNREGS funds with departmental developmental activities duly converging the available funds in the departments.

The Chief Secretary today held a meeting with the officials on the convergence of MNREGS works in various departments. He asked the departments to identify works and prepare a seasonal calendar of works to take up under the MNREGS programme. He said the Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao has directed to take up maximum works under MNREGS and to tap more funds for the development of rural areas in a big way and to provide maximum employment to the rural poor.

The Chief Secretary emphasised the need to focus on Government priority works in the villages like the construction of Vaikuntadhamams, dump yards, Rythu vedikas, drying platforms (Kallams), village parks, sheep/ cattle sheds, de-silting of feeder channels and irrigation distributaries, infrastructure in housing colonies etc., duly tying up with MNREGS works. He asked the departments to become an active partner in MNREGS works.

He also asked the departments to prepare standard designs and estimates to take up the works in a systematic way duly preparing village, mandal and district wise plans.

The officers who attended the meeting include Secretary, Panchayat Raj Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Secretary to C.M Smt. Smitha Sabharwal, PCCF Smt. Shobha, OSD to CM Smt. Priyanka Varghese, Commissioner, PR & RD Raghunandan Rao, Commissioner, Tribal Welfare Smt. Christina Chongthu and the officials of R&B, Irrigation, Mission Baghiratha, Panchayat Raj departments.