VIJAYAWADA: Krishna district stood first in the implementation of priority sector programmes in the State with chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu giving the district 83.7 marks to the district and rating it top among all other districts.
From time to time, performance of each and every district in the State is analysed and given marks in key sectors - NREGS, single desk clearance for industries, revenue services, NTR Bharosa, PDS and NTR Arogya Seva. Each sector will have a maximum of 15 marks and based on the performance of the district in the respective sector marks will be given. There will 10 marks for ‘Meekosam’ programme at the district collectorates.
Krishna district had secured 15 marks in Arogya Seva, 14.36 marks in NTR Bharosa, 13.65 in Revenue Services, 13.5 marks for single desk clearances, 13.6 for Public Distribution System, 5.92 for NREGS and 7.98 for meekosam. Out of 100, it had scored 83.47 marks. West Godavari with 82.19 marks was close second and Anantapur with 78.3 marks too third place.
Higher officials said that the purpose of rating and marks is to create a healthy competition among the 13 districts in the State, which will ensure better implementation of various development and welfare initiatives of the government. The ratings are dynamic and change from time to time based on the performance. As it had not fared well in the implementation of NREGS, Krishna district officials are now focusing on improving the performance in NREGS.