Somesh Kumar,IAS., Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana directed the officials to prepare action plan to tie up MNREGS funds with departmental developmental activities duly converging the available funds in the departments.
The Chief Secretary today held a meeting with the officials on the convergence of MNREGS works in various departments. He asked the departments to identify works and prepare a seasonal calendar of works to take up under the MNREGS programme.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister, Sri K. Chandrasekhar Rao has directed to take up maximum works under MNREGS and to tap more funds for the development of rural areas in a big way and to provide maximum employment to the rural poor.
The Chief Secretary emphasised the need to focus on Government priority works in the villages like construction of vaikuntadhamams, dump yards, raithu vedikas, drying platforms (kallams), village parks, sheep/ cattle sheds, de-silting of feeder channels and irrigation distributaries, infrastructure in housing colonies etc., duly tying up with MNREGS works. He asked the departments to become an active partner in MNREGS works.
He also asked the departments to prepare standard designs and estimates to take up the woks in a systematic way duly preparing village/ mandal/ district wise plans.
Sri Sandeep Kumar Sultania, IAS, Secretary, Panchayat Raj, Smt. Smitha Sabharwal, IAS., Secretary to C.M., Smt. Shobha, IFS, PCCF, Smt. Priyanka Varghese, IFS, OSD to C.M., Sri Raghunandan Rao,IAS., Commissioner, PR & RD, Smt. Christina Chongthu, IAS, Commissioner, Tribal Welfare and the officials of R&B, Irrigation, Mission Baghiratha, Panchayat Raj departments participated in the meeting.