Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Thrust to rural economy under TRS rule : Vanam Jwala Narasimha Rao

Thrust to rural economy under TRS rule
Vanam Jwala Narasimha Rao
The Hans India (30-05-2018)

Government has comprehensively revamped the status of health care in the State and has put in place a strategy to improve existing facilities and to expand public health care, which has been neglected in the past. Government has largely succeeded in restoring the confidence of people in public health facilities by improving the facilities in all government hospitals starting from PHCs to multi-specialty hospitals.  New equipment, disposables have been provided to government hospitals and many Dialysis Centres have been set up in these hospitals. 

The Infant Mortality Rate (per 1000) is 30 against India’s 41 and the Maternity Mortality Ratio (per 1 lakh) is 92 against India’s 167. In addition, the Arogya Laxmi scheme to improve nutritional status of mothers and Under the ‘Amma Vodi scheme – free transport facilities through ambulance for regular check-ups and tests is also provided by my Government.

Government has launched several initiatives to strengthen medical infrastructure in the State. In place of the earlier nine 150 bedded Maternal and Child Health blocks that are operational in nine districts, the Government more such blocks in all districts have come-up. In all, 17 hospitals have been upgraded. 20 Intensive Care Units, 34 Dialysis Units, 9 MCH blocks, additional 14 blood banks, 12 Kangaroo Mother Care Units and one trauma care center have been established after the formation of the state.

Government has launched ‘102-Services’ scheme with 250 vehicles for transportation of pregnant women for antenatal check-ups, deliveries and immunization. Every pregnant woman is tracked, and birth planning is done through the 102 services. All labor rooms are being standardized by providing necessary equipment and other renovations. 

Government has launched ‘Telangana New-born Action Plan’ with an aim to reduce the Infant Mortality Rate and Neonatal Mortality Rate. Also planning to establish 9 new Special New-born Care Units (SNCUs) in addition to the existing 22 SNCUs.

Government has decided to organize eye camps all over the state on a large scale and provide free of cost glasses to the needy. A decision has also been taken by the Government to conduct medical tests for everyone all over the state in regular intervals leading to developing the health profile of all. Government has decided to give Rs 1000 pension per month to the patients suffering with lymphatic filariasis (Filaria) benefiting 47,000 people. 

Land records updation and purification
Government has embarked upon yet another major program-an historic one-of survey and settlement of the lands and to set right the land records straight in the state which will put an end to the land litigation once and for all. The last time survey and settlement of land was done was way back, 81 years ago, in 1936 under the then Nizam’s rule. In the process rectification, cleansing and updating of land records in 10,800 revenue villages has been completed. An estimated 58 lakh farmers are having 1.42 lakhs of acres of agriculture land has been rectified in the phase one. The pattaadar passbooks of these farmers are being distributed from May 10, 2018 to all the eligible farmers. The Land Records Updation and Rectification program has been described as the “Heart of Good Governance” by noted Indian Economist and Chief Economic Advisor to Government of India Sri Arvind Subramanian.

To put an end to the Land Litigations and to rectify land records several reforms have been introduced. As part of that, 11,19,111 Sada Bainamas accounting for 15,68,171 survey numbers have been processed for regularization.

Government has decided that, the anywhere Registration system be abolished in the State. It has also been decided to introduce revolutionary changes in the registration process making 443 MROs as the registration officers in addition to the existing 141 Sub-Registrars (Total 584). Registration and mutation process will be made simple and hassle free without any scope for delay or corruption. Computer based Dharani web-site is being made available to one and all to work on the lines of core banking.

Formation of Rythu Samanvaya Samithis
Telangana is essentially an agriculture-based state. Majority of the people depend for their livelihood on agriculture and allied sectors. With the formation of Telangana State, government resolved to revive and rejuvenate the farm sector and to make agriculture a profitable endeavor. However, bringing farmers in to organizing sector has become a big challenge and government initiated this and made a beginning. Towards this and to begin with, Farmers Coordination Committees (Rythu Samanvaya Samithis) are being organized for the welfare of the farmers starting from village level to state level.

At the state level The Telangana state Rythu Samanvaya Samithi has been established as a corporation. At every stage the Samanvaya Samithis will coordinate the farmers right from supplying seeds to getting the MSP. The Samithi members, in all 1,61,000-strong army of members, will act as bridges between the farmers and Government and help them in the process of forming crop colonies, imparting new scientific methods, ensuring timely supply of the seed and fertilizers and ensuring the MSP after talking to the officials and traders and other related issues. The Samithis play a key role in all the measures taken by the government to make agriculture profitable.

Government has appointed 2,638 Agriculture Extension Officers, one officer for every cluster of 5000 acres. Added to this the Government has planned to build 2630 farmers’ platforms-the Rythu Vedikas. Rythu Vedikas are being constructed with a meeting hall, small storage space, and a mini soil testing lab in each of the agriculture cluster for facilitating regular interactive meetings of farmers in the villages.

To reduce the cost of cultivation and drudgery of farm activities, Government has taken up ‘Farm Mechanization’ in a big way. The flagship micro irrigation programme aims at improving crop productivity, production by improving the water use efficiency. Government has decided to supply on subsidy about 5000 planting machines at the rate of 10 per Mandal as well as adequate weeding machines.

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