According to tspri.cgg.gov.in 2580 Villages adopted under Grama Jyothi Scheme, The immediate credit that the Telangana government could claim from the 10 day Grama Jyothi programme of village level planning and development that concluded in nine districts of the State.
The announcement at gram sabhas by elected representatives, police and government officials adopting 2580 gram panchayats. Barring Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs, chairmen of Zilla Parishads, Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency members and Mandal Parishad presidents adopted 854 gram panchayats.
2580 Adoption of Gram Panchayats under Grama Jyothi Scheme
The police officers adopted 544 gram panchayats and district level officers 1029. CM KCR adopted two Villages in Medak District. He launched the programme from Gangadevpalli in Warangal district which won the best gram panchayat award of the Central government four times.
The State government had asked the elected representatives and officers to adopt villages for the success of the programme. They were supposed to coordinate with functional committees that were constituted under seven heads and work for creation of basic civic amenities in the adopted villages.
Most of the leaders adopted villages in their areas of operation which are their political strongholds or native villages. Some of them enrolled more than one village.
Leader of Congress in Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir, who was the only non-TRS leader, adopted four villages in his Kamareddy constitutency in Nizamabad district.
Commissioner of Panchayat Raj A. Murali told The Hindu that this was the first time in the country that such a large number of villages had been adopted for development. Before this, the Saansad Adarsh Grama Yojana of the Central government had envisaged that all the 545 MPs in the country take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019. The Centre for Good Governance has taken up analysis of reports of the gram sabhas.
They will be reviewed in the presence of the Chief Minister on Monday. A senior officer said some of the gram sabhas prioritised 100 cent per cent eradication of child marriages.
The government had given the option of considering certain issues for preparation of village development plans in the areas of drinking water supply, sanitation, infrastructure, natural resource management, health and nutrition, education, poverty and social security and agriculture.
As expected, pensions dominated the social security needs while individual latrines were stressed in sanitation. The programme was more of an extension of Mana Ooru Mana Pranalika taken up by the government last year.