The recent visit of Collector M Muthukumar accompanied by the Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow (PMRDF) Anup Kumar Giri to the Maoist hotbed under Podia and Kalimela blocks and interaction with the villagers has been hailed by the local inhabitants. The Collector on a mission to expedite developmental activities at the grassroot level traversed remote areas of the district on a motorcycle.
The Collector visited Matteru, Niliguda and Podia which over the years have turned into Maoist strongholds. He assured the locals of ensuring that all the welfare schemes of the government reach the beneficiaries.
In Podia, he visited the Primary Health Centre and enquired about the health facilities including Janani Express. He also visited many schools. On the way, he took stock of the works done under the MGNREGS and concrete road works for which funds have been sanctioned from Integrated Action Plan (IAP) fund. The Collector also redressed the grievances of the people at the Kalimela block office which proved beneficial for many.