Telangana Grama Jyothi Programme Aims to Empower Grama Panchayats

Grama Jyothi Programme is a Village Development Scheme aims to Empower Grama Panchayats

Telangana Grama Jyothi Programme: Greenary, Greenary, Greenary  villages are covered with greenery. Innocent people with heart full of love sharing feelings  pains and gains. This is the place where we can see the true friend ship. Caring others, Spending time for others. But they suffer from lack of facilities like transport, water etc. To improve all the facilities and make them reach to enjoy all the facilities, our govt new programme, is “GRAMA JYOTHI. Where this scheme’s main theme is to lighten the lives of rural people. This programme has been started from August 15th. The guidelines of this programme are framing.

The following are prominent issues in guidelines:
Grama sabha: This is the meeting to be held in villages once for 2 months where here discussions takes place about programmes in implementation. Involving  people in that programmes, where such discussions improves transparency in works Responsible will increase.

Providing Facilities (Infrastructure): As expenditure is thousands of crores there is no development . To rectify such mistakes and improve the life style of villagers by proper planning. As there depts are apart from Panchayats so there is no proper supervision on those depts. Govt is going to give power to supervise on all depts in their village.

Clean and Green: From Aug-17th in the programme “Grama Jyothi” cleaning sramadanam are major programmes have been conducted. Priority will be given to the areas of schedule castes and tribal.
Accomadation: Planning to accomadate drinking water, personal toilets, 100% drainage system, street lights, play grounds, Internal high ways etc.

Health: To enroll 100% list of pregnant women and see to issue Nutritious food, on to motivate them “deliveries in hospitals” care of mother & baby, issuing of nutritious food  to children, family planning by anganwadies.

Education: To identify 6-14 children in the village and to see them to enroll in schools, see not to dropout, proper implementation of mid-day meal programme . To give adult education to illiterate of age 15 above children.

Welfare, Implementation of programmes: To see all the welfare programmes implement properly & transparently. Not only skill development programmes, along with improvised issuing system, to give service for farmers in agriculture, Gardening  Dacries. Priority to save properties of Panchayats.

Responsible departments: Panchayat Raj, Village development, Agriculture, Water Supply, Child – Mother Welfare department, Low level departments in education, health, medical.

Panchayats to be Supervise: Primary Schools, Anganwadi  Centres, Health Centres, Ration Shop, Self help group, Water shed committees, Wild life committees.

Grama Jyothi Salient Features:

1. Strengthening of village in areas like:
a. Sanitation and Drinking Water
b. Natural Resource Management
c. Human Resource Development
d. Health and Nutrition
e. Agriculture
f. Social Security and Poverty Reduction
g. Infrastructure and Resource Mobilisation
2. Incusive and holistic development of villages through people's participation in planning and collective decision  making
3. Achieving development through transparency, accountability and incentivisation
4. Development of villages by spending Rs. 25.000 crores in the next four years
5. Gram Panchayat development plans will be prepared at Grama Sabha

CM launched programme at Gangadevipalli: The Rs 25,000-crore Grama Jyothi programme, which aims to empower gram panchayats and introduce participatory approach in preparing village development plans involving panchayats and self-help groups in the holistic development, is turning out to be a turf war between the government and the Opposition parties.

According to the government, the programme has bee launched at Gangadevipalli in Warangal district by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, lays stress on the development of key sectors, such as drinking water and sanitation, health and nutrition, education, infrastructure, natural resources management, agriculture, social security and poverty reduction.

 As these sectors are considered critical for the holistic development of the gram panchayats, the programme will focus on improving the service delivery at village-level by decentralising the decision-making process – by preparing a perspective village development plan for the next four to five years and monitoring its implementation, but the opposition parties are accusing the government of trying to divert the attention of rural population from the failures of the government in last one year.

The Key Components of a Gram Panchayat Development Plan, according to GO No 64 is aimed at empowering the gram panchayats to take decisions that affect them and also plan and prioritise their needs. Such needs would be suitably tied-up with the pooled funds of various schemes.

 The effective delivery of all of these functions and responsibilities directly influence the quality of life of the people and helps in improving the Human Development Index (HDI). Therefore, each Gram Panchayat shall prepare a perspective plan for the next four to five years, says the GO.

The monitoring and coordination plan, according to the GO, would concentrate on improved service delivery in health and nutrition, education, agriculture and animal husbandry sectors. Another key component to be addressed by gram panchayats would be the issue of livelihoods, poverty and social security that afflict the poor. The gram panchayats would be required to formulate a special development plan for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.


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