Nirmal: Minister for Forests, Environment, Endowments and Housing Allola Indrakaran Reddy said ‘Bangaru Telangana’ can be achieved only when rural areas of the State are developed.
He was addressing a gathering after participating in ‘Shramadanam’, following the inauguration of CCTV cameras at Ananthapet and Neelaipet villages in Nirmal mandal on Wednesday. With the ongoing 30-day action plan aimed at realising the ‘Bangaru Telangana’ dream, he said the government was striving hard to change the face of rural areas.
Accordingly, the latest initiative would help villages devise five-year plans. Drinking water, power supply, sanitation, greenery, graveyards and dumpyards were being planned with the help of this programme. The Minister said CCTV surveillance would help deter crimes. He said one camera was equal to one police constable. The Minister was all praise for residents of Neelaipet for protecting the saplings planted during the Haritha Haram drive. He urged villagers to utilise resources for improving their habitation.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson K Vijayalaxmi called on people to make their villages model ones. Collector M Prashanti stressed the need to have hygienic environs and shun plastic. Superintendent of Police C Shashidhar Raju said CCTV cameras were being installed to prevent crimes, and modern technology was being applied to check offences. He thanked the locals for cooperating in setting up the surveillance system.
The Minister later attended a slew of programmes at several parts of Nirmal Assembly constituency. He performed Bhoomi Pooja for laying side drains at Jam village in Sarangapur mandal and participated in the general body meeting of Sarangapur Mandal Parishad before distributing Bathukamma sarees in several wards of Nirmal district centre. He said the government was giving away gifts to help women celebrate Bathukamma grandly.