On Monday K Chandrasekhar Rao the Chief Minister of Telangana reviewed various welfare schemes and directed the district collectors to act tough in protecting tank lands in rural areas from land grabbers.
Today he held a meeting with the collectors to review various welfare schemes. The government has embarked on an ambitious program of reviving the traditional public water tanks. An official release said, Rao suggested that silver oak trees be planted around the tanks. On the state government’s plan for massive tree plantation initiative under ‘Haritha Haram’ across the state, the CM said NREGS be used for the purpose. On the state government’s program of building a water grid to provide safe drinking water through taps to every household, Rao also told the collectors to construct intake-wells in reservoirs as 10 per cent of the water stock in the reservoirs is allocated for water grid. Rao also directed that by December 15 the list of beneficiaries of social security pensions should be ready, while that of food security beneficiaries should be ready by December 31.