Hyderabad, Feb.6 (NSS): The ‘Rachabanda’ programme taken up by the Government since January 24, throughout the State, is evoking good response from the public. The Programme is being conducted successfully in spite of stray incidents and minor disturbances like boycotts etc, confined to Telangana districts. People are participating in large numbers and responding very enthusiastically.
The beneficiaries are also availing the benefits. In the programmes held so far, people, particularly women in large numbers greeted the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Ministers.
According to official sources, Rachabanda programme was conducted in 16,370 gram panchayats/wards, till February 5. No. of GPs/Wards boycotted were 1,319 (8%). So far 3.08 lakh ration cards were given to the beneficiaries. In all, 95,942 pensions were given and 2.10 lakh women benefitted under Abhayahastham. 1.61 lakhs houses were sanctioned and 89,000 patta certificates given. 2.12 lakh persons were given Arogyasri cards and 1.32 lakh persons given job cards under MGNREGS. Similarly, Rs.228 crore was given to SHG members under Pavala vaddi scheme as on Saturday under Rachabanda programme.