The Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to launch “Telangana Grama Jyothi Scheme” For Development of Villages in Telangana State. The Telangana Grama Jyothi Scheme is likely to be launched on August 15 2015. A whopping Rs 25,000 crore will be spent on implementing the Grama Jyothi Scheme over a five-year period for all round village development. The Chief Minister is planning to conduct a district collectors’ conference on July 30 to prepare a comprehensive plan of action, according to official sources.

Telangana Grama Jyothi Scheme For Development of Villages

The objective of the Grama Jyothi programme was to strengthen the panchayat raj system, making gram panchayats active participants in development schemes and preparation of plans at village-level on their own, he noted.

The Chief Minister has also set up a Cabinet sub-committee headed Mr. Rama Rao with Ministers Etela Rajender (Finance), Tummala Nageswara Rao (Roads & Buildings), Pocharam Srinivas Reddy (Agriculture), T. Harish Rao (Irrigation) and Jogu Ramanna (Forest) as its members to prepare modalities of Grama Jyothi programme. He asked the sub-committee to give its report in a week’s time.

Another meeting would be held on the programme with Vice-Chairman of State Planning Board S. Niranjan Reddy, Rural Development Minister and officials, district Collectors and Joint Collectors at Marri Channa Reddy Institute of Human Resources Development.

Mana Vooru, Mana Pranalika’ already being implemented by the government will make Grama Jyothi work easy, the Chief Minister felt. The State government would sanction works based on the requirement of villages, Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao said.

The government is planning to meet the needs of every village in the State as part of the programme, Mr. Rao added.

Telangana Grama Jyothi Scheme Details

Source: The Hindu