Now the time has come when the government have geared up to lay the development of rural India in a faster and more constructive way. The development basically focuses on rural education, infrastructure development, health and majorly on agriculture production.
Thus focusing on it, completion of construction of bridges and BT road connectivity to all villages will be the priorities for the Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Ministry this financial year, Minister K.T. Rama Rao said .
Addressing a review meeting on budget estimates, Rao asked the officials to draw proposals for new BT roads and extension of the existing ones. Latest technology should be used for laying the roads, he said, and directed the officials to prepare budget estimates for the same.
Also to find place in the proposals are digitalisation of engineering works and monitoring through online tools.
As per Rao’s directions, Mission Bhageeratha and Swachh Telangana schemes would be pitched for more allocations, as 7.55 lakh toilets are proposed to be constructed under the latter.
Rao collected details of Central allocations under Swachh Bharat Mission, and National Rural Drinking Water Programme from officials, besides discussing estimates for NREGS, SERP and other schemes. Commissioner of Rural Development Anita Ramachandran told the Minister that employment guarantee works will be taken up in all the villages adopted under Grama Jyothi scheme, and targets for sanitation will be met. Funds would be allocated in this budget for completion of construction of 1,064 Anganwadi centres.