Focus on sanitation issues, Collector tells officials

Collector Prashant Jeevan Patil had asked officials to see that at least two gram panchayats in every mandal of the district should be declared open defecation free (ODF) by month-end.

By   |   Published: 16th Dec 2016   7:08 pm Updated: 16th Dec 2016   7:30 pm
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Collector Prashant Jeevan Patil.

Warangal Rural: Expressing anger over officials for their alleged negligent approach towards implementation of Swachh Bharat programme, district Collector Prashant Jeevan Patil had asked officials to see that at least two gram panchayats in every mandal of the district should be declared open defecation free (ODF) by month-end.

Addressing the Mandal Parishad Development Officers (MPDOs) and others in Hanamkonda on Thursday, Patil asked them to identify villages that achieved 80 per cent target in constructing the individual sanitary latrines (ISL) and those recorded only 20 per cent progress.

“You should see that villages that achieved 80 per cent should finish off the 100 per cent target and those with 20 per cent should also witness some progress in the construction by December 31,” he said and told the officials to get rid of their negligent approach. 

Patil also said that funds would be released for works that were taken up under the NREGS in four days. “The problem of shortage of funds would not arise in next three months. District Rural Development Officer Shekar Reddy asked officials to complete the geo-tagging of saplings to be planted under Haritha Haram in 20 days.