Visakhapatnam district collector Praveen Kumar has visited A Bheemavaram village of K Kotapadu mandal as per the government orders during Grama Darshini program. He was accompanied by Anakapalli revenue divisional officer Surya Kala, special deputy collector Govinda Rajulu, mandal special officer Ramana Murthy, tahashildar, mandal development officer and ex surpanch. He verified and inspected all welfare schemes in the village. Praveen Kumar visited Anganwadi centers and fed meals to children and inquired pregnant women about their supply of diet food by supervisors. Sanitation conditions and individual toilets’ maintenance also was inspected by collector. He cross checked the food supply to school children and inquired midday meals quality. He has expressed satisfaction after having meals with the high school students as the meals is very tasty.
‘Whenever I visit a village, people throng me with the problems, but in contrast here no one is speaking about issues and I am sanctioning Panchayat Bhavan on this spot’ said Praveen Kumar while addressing the villagers. I am confident that A Bheemavaram can be declared as a model village within six month if villages and local people’s representatives cooperate with me. This village should be declared as ODF and people must cooperate for this. As many as 900 acres of land can be fed with water by existing tank bed, nearer to the village. If we develop this with NREGS funds then more acres of land can be tilled and ground water level also can be improved. Saplings should be planted around the tank bed and officials should send proposals for laying CC roads in the village. We have already sanctioned new building for Anganwadi Center and engineering officials will start work within a week. Main road will be up graded as B T Road with NABARD funds. Every household will get Internet connection with Fiber Grid and people should utilize this for improving their communication and connectivity with district head quarters, he added.