Panchayat Raj Day: CM KCR Greets People

Hyderabad, April 24 (Maxim News): Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao greeted people on the occasion of the National Panchayat Raj Day. The CM said the state administration could march towards progress only when there is a partnership of people in the governance. He said soon after the independence, Surender Kumar Dey (SK Dey) well known as the social engineer had launched the Panchayat Raj system with a lofty aim of making people partners in the administration. The CM recalled that the Panchayat Raj system in the country took a decisive shape as part of the self-rule cooperative movement.

The CM said that the aspirations of the then SK Dey that village development should take place above politics had been implemented now in the Telangana State. He said the New Panchayat Raj Act and its implementation have put the state as a role model for others in the country. The state government has strengthened the administrative set up in the villages by making everyone develop their villages as per their needs and objectives. The CM said for the development of villages every month Rs 339 Crore and for the urban areas Rs 148 Crore is released without fail by the state government. Programmes like Palle Pragathi, Pattana Pragathi have made the rural and urban areas clean and green and they are marching forward towards progress. The state government’s Panchayat Raj department won a lot of appreciation from the Centre and other institutions for its good performance and won several awards in this regard.

Construction of irrigation projects, farmers’ welfare, agriculture development and strengthening of the rural economy has helped the deprived classes to become part of the development and progress. Thus, the dreams of SK Dey have been realised in the state of Telangana and the state Panchayat Raj department has successfully achieved all its targets and aims, the CM said. (Maxim News)

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