Rural growth key to development: Jupally
- Minister opens international training classes
Hyderabad: Nation’s development is possible only through rural development and the Telangana Government is according top priority to it, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao has said.
Inaugurating international training classes on Planning and Management of Rural Development programmes for government employees at the National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) in Rajendranagar on Monday, the minister said it is possible to deliver the fruits of growth and economic progress through rural development. Despite many government programmes, poverty continues to plague the villages, he bemoaned.
As many as 20 nations, including Tanzania, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Fiji, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Maldives, are taking part in the October 31-November 27 programme, conducted by NIRD Director General WR Reddy, faculty members Shankar Chatterjee, Chinna Durai and Aruna Jayamani.
Jupally said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has launched many welfare schemes for rural development. Telangana is making efforts to become a role model at national level by achieving No. 1 State position in rural development, he remarked. He also cited that some of the schemes aimed at poverty alleviation are pension, fine rice to students in hostels, Kalyana Lakshmi, Shadi Mubarak, Stree Nidhi, Deepam, and skill development programmes. Irrigation projects are being completed on a priority basis to irrigate one crore acres over five years, the minister stated.
The State government has launched Grama Jyothi in coordination with other departments to address poverty problems and provide employment to people. Village committees have been formed involving local people in the development process in a big way, Jupally claimed.