Tata Trust to Deploy 200 Men to Conduct Survey in 264 Villages

Team to take inputs from citizens, elected representatives and officials for the survey

Published: 21st April 2015 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2015 06:04 AM   |  A+A-


VIJAYAWADA: Sir Dorabji Tata Trust will complete the survey for micro planning for 264 villages in four assembly segments in Vijayawada Lok Sabha Constituency by June 30.

This was revealed by Trust Programme Officer Paresh Jayashree Manohar at an interaction with district collector Babu A and Vijayawada MP Kesineni Srinivas (Nani) here Monday.

Elaborating on the work that the Tata Trusts would be doing for evolving micro plan that could be implemented for socio-economic development of villages, Paresh said that before taking up micro planning, a survey would be done on various aspects of economy of the villages. The team would take inputs from citizens, people’s representatives and official for the survey.

In the preliminary survey, the team noted that in the 264 villages, about nine lakh people reside.

In Gollalamanda, a village adopted by Kesineni Srinivas under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), 70 per cent of the population comprises of youth who are in the age group of 18 to 30. In such villages, the focus would be on helping the youth acquire skills so as to enable them land suitable jobs.

For conducting the survey, a five-member village committee would be formed in each village which in turn would constitute sub groups for obtaining data on various aspects of village economy.

SocialCops co-founder Prukalpa Sankar said that a similar survey was done in a village in Odisha where education, income and health were taken as parametres. But in Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency, the scope is quite large and data would have to be collected on various other parametres as well.

Kesineni Nani said that this was a prestigious project for him and he wanted to make his constituency a role model for the rest of the nation. He said he was grateful for Tatas agreeing to take up the project and added when micro planning was done, he would like to invite Ratan Tata for grounding the works for implementation of the plan.

The trust would be deploying 200 representatives who inturn would rope in about 1,000 volunteers forming village committees and the sub-groups working under them for the survey.

Collector Babu A promised all help to the Tata Turst from the district administration while they undertake the survey. He asked the heads of departments to provide necessary data to the survey teams so that the survey was completed by June 30.

He expressed hope that the micro planning would help improve the quality of life of people living in the villages.

Sub-Collector S Nagalakshmi was among those who took part in the interaction.

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