Identify land for graveyard in each village: Warangal Collector to officials

Collector Rajiv Gandhi planting a sapling at PV memorial park at Vangara village in Warangal Urban district on Thursday.

Warangal Urban: District Collector Rajiv Gandhi Hanumanthu on Thursday directed the officials to take steps for identification of land for graveyard (Vaikuntadhamam) and also for dumpyards in each village at the earliest. He also asked the officials to ensure the survival of each sapling planted as a part of the Haritha Haram programme.

As part of the 6th phase Haritha Haram programme, the Collector planted saplings at the monkey food court being developed in five acres of land and at the PV Memorial Park which is spread over seven acres of land at Vangara village, the native place of former Prime Minister late PV Narasimha Rao in Bheemadevarapally mandal in the district.

Narasimha Rao, as is well known, handed over more than 1,000 acres of land under their family control to the government after introducing the land reforms act in the State as Chief Minister.

Speaking on the occasion, the Collector said that the target for the sixth phase of Haritha Haram is to plant 53.75 lakhs saplings in the district, and added that people are voluntarily participating in the programme in large numbers.

After inspecting the development works at the graveyard and the dumping yard including the segregation sheds, he directed the officials to complete the works by the end of this month. “If you don’t take steps for identification and development of the dump yards and graveyards, action would be taken  against you and sarpanches as Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is very particular about the development of the facilities in villages proposed under the ‘Palle Pragathi’ programme,” the collector added.

Responding to an appeal by the ZPTC Vanga Ravi that watering the plants at the PV Memorial would be problem since there was no borewell, the Collector directed the DRDO Srinnivas Kumar to send proposals to sanction the borewell.

MPP Jakkula Anitha, Sarpanch Aluri Rajitha, MPDO Bhaskar, Tahsildar Umarani and other local representatives participated in the

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