Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar at a review meeting with officials on the convergence of MGNREGS works in various departments.
Hyderabad: Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Thursday directed officials to chalk out an action plan to tie up MNREGS funds with department-wise developmental activities after converging the available funds in the departments.
Addressing a review 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 be taken up under the employment guarantee programme.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had issued directions to take up maximum works under the MNREGS, tap more funds for the development of rural areas and provide maximum employment to the rural poor, Somesh said.
The Chief Secretary emphasised the need to focus on the government’s priority works in villages such as construction of vaikuntadhamams, dumpyards, rythu vedikas, drying platforms (kallams), village parks, and sheep and cattle sheds besides desilting of feeder channels and irrigation distributaries, development of infrastructure in housing colonies, among others, tying up with MNREGS works. He asked the departments to prepare standard designs and estimates to take up the works in a systematic way by formulating village-, mandal- and district- wise plans.
Panchayat Raj Secretary Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Secretary in CMO Smitha Sabharwal, PCCF Shobha, OSD to Chief Minister Priyanka Varghese, PR and RS Commissioner Raghunandan Rao, Tribal Welfare Commissioner Christina Chongthu and officials from the R&B, Irrigation, Mission Baghiratha and Panchayat Raj departments participated in the meeting.
Somesh Kumar also presided over the State-level Steering Committee meeting on Haritha Haaram and directed the officials to focus on plantation for the ensuing sixth phase of Haritha Haaram in the State.
Principal Secretary (Finance) Ramakrishna Rao, Principal Secretary (T R&B) Sunil Sharma, Principal Secretary EFST Rajat Kumar IAS, PCCF Shobha, Agriculture Secretary Janardhan Reddy, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar were among the officials who participated in the meeting.
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