In a rare gathering, Collectors of all 31 districts in the State descended upon Gajwel on Sunday, following instructions from Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to visit the constituency, which is represented by the Chief Minister himself, to get first-hand information on various development projects undertaken by the State government.
The constituency is way ahead of other districts in the State, be it in construction of double-bedroom houses, drinking water supply under Mission Bhagiratha and avenue plantation among scores of other developmental and welfare schemes. The Chief Minister sought the Collectors to draw inspiration from the progress achieved in Gajwel and Siddipet, which the Chief Minister is keen on replicating across the State.The team of IAS officers arrived at the Forest Research Station at Mulugu, which falls under Gajwel constituency, on Sunday morning. After having breakfast, they went through a photo exhibition organised by the Forest Department, the officers then took an oath to preserve the environment marking World Earth Day.
PK Jha, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, spoke about the avenue plantation they have undertaken in the districts. He also detailed the progress they have achieved by taking up mass plantation under Haritha Haram. The team of officers also visited a nursery at the forest station and Narsampally forest block near Mulugu.
Additional Principal, Chief Conservator of Forests, D Dobriyal spoke about the 2.5 lakh saplings being raised by them at the Narsampally forest block. Later, they proceeded to Sangapur under Gajwel municipality, where as many as 1,250 double bedrooms were being constructed in G+1 mode. Collector, Siddipet, P Venkatrami Reddy detailed the progress of the project, roads being laid, and other infrastructure development in the colony.
Siddipet district administration organised a photo exhibition of double-bedroom houses and the team visited Singaipally in Varagla mandal where the Forest Department is developing a natural forest. The Collectors also observed avenue plantation on their way back from Singaipally to Gajwel. They visited Girls and Boys Education hubs that were built in Gajwel to provide free KG to PG education to poor. They were taken to hostels, labs, schools and colleges. Later, they proceeded to Komatibanda to see the Mission Bhagiratha project.
On their way back, the IAS officers visited vegetarian and non-vegetarian market being built in Gajwel. After having lunch at the Forest guesthouse at Mulug, the officials disbursed to their native districts. They were presented Gollabama sarees and a memento at the end of their tour by Siddipet district administration.
At the end of their visit, PK Jha and Siddipet Collector Venkatrami Reddy said that the Collectors were impressed with the work on forest rejuvenation in an area spread over 13,000 acres. Joint Collector S Padmakar and Special Officer GADA (Gajwel Area Development Authority), M Hanumantha Rao and other officials made arrangements for the programme.