Sunday, November 15, 2015

GPs are trying to outdo each other

Grampanchayats are vying with each other to become the best as it gets the attention of the government and funds in the Telangana.

Bandalnagapu, a sleepy village in Tamsi mandal of Adilabad district five years ago, looks like a town today with its posh colorful roads. With the support of the local youth, seniors in the village and government funds it has transformed into a model to emulate.

The villagers laid two- lane main road, internal CC roads in the village with solar lights and colorful dividers in the middle. Gram panchayats are getting funds directly from the central government unlike in the past and Rs 20 crore has been released to the GPs for 2015-16 under 14th Finance Commission.

The village has good buildings for Gampanchayat and youth Association. The grampanchayats have laid gravel roads to the agriculture fields and constructed few culverts on the local streams and rivulets. The Bandalnagapur and Savargoan hamlet is having population of 1,500.

L T Veena of Bandalnagapur said their villagers are unitedly taking up development activities in the village unlike in the past and the good roads and buildings are any indication of combined effort.
She expressed happiness over development taking place in the village and people focusing on development keeping aside their differences aside and their party affiliations aside.

The villagers say that Mattadivagu project constructed at Vaddadi village has changed the face the village and brought richness in terms of wealth to the village changing their cropping patterns.

Earlier villagers used to cultivate only one crop now they are cultivating two with the irrigation water and proper canals to the agriculture fields. The elected public representatives Sarpanch Gangula Venkanna and MPP Manjula Reddy of the village are concentrating to ensuring every family has a toilet to encourage hygienic sanitation issues.

Udari Narayana, government teacher of the village said the village had 60 percent ISL currently and soon they would achieve 100 percent and observed that now farmers are getting 15 quintals cotton yield an average with irrigation facility against 6 quintals in acre in the past.

Area of vegetable cultivation has increased due to increase in ground water table due to project and also milk business has increased manyfold in the last four years. These positive developments boosted the education.

Twenty students of the village are studying in corporate colleges and some of them doing engineering in Hyderabad.
Narayana observed that Pochera Bridge constructed on the local stream has improved road connectivity to the village and it played a role in the development of the village but unexpected wealth has increased the liquor consumption in the village.

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