The Telangana State government has forming the Telangana Palle Pragathi (TPP) scheme. Panchayat Raj and IT minister K Taraka Rama Rao, who chaired a meeting of Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) on Wednesday, said that the ‘Telangana rural inclusive growth project’ (TRIGP) would be replaced with the Telangana Palle Pragathi (TPP) scheme scheme from January 2015.
The minister said that around 1,500 villages from 150 mandals have been chosen for the comprehensive development programme under this scheme with the support of World Bank.
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The minister said that around 1,500 villages from 150 mandals have been chosen for the comprehensive development programme under this scheme with the support of World Bank. It was decided to establish ‘One-Stop Shops’ in each village as part of the new scheme, supervision of which would be given to women educationists from the respective villages. He said that this would strengthen the position of women in rural areas.
Appreciating the activities of SERP, he assured to regularize the 36 working days of SERP employees during the ‘Sakala Janula Samme’. He said that the state government would release the enhanced pension amount to the pensioners from next month.
KTR said that a separate paper card to enter the amount disbursed would be given to widows, senior citizens and handicapped pensioners. The cards would have the toll free numbers for any kind of suggestions and complaints, he informed.
All kind of pensions would now be called ‘Asara’, as decided during the executive committee meeting, the Minister said, adding that a final decision would be taken after a discussion with Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.
The Panchayat Raj minister reminded people that the CM had announced to continue the Interest Free Loans and reiterated the government’s commitment to release the arrears of such loans. The executive meeting suggested that a final call on regularization of SERP employees should be taken after state government’s committee report.