Why a remote village in Telangana is drawing world’s attention?
By: Rajesh Asopa
“When the people of Ibrahimpur unanimously elected me as the Sarpanch of the village, I wanted my effort to be visible to the entire country,” says K. Lakshmi Yadamma.
She adds, “Ibrahimpur village in Siddipet Mandal has been a new tourist destination & research center because of the villager’s efforts to provide purified drinking water for every individual with minimal amount of RS 50 per month, 100% sanitation facility, water conservation pit, mosquito free village and LED bulbs in all households have all been realized successfully.”
With 367 families and a population of 1227, this village located about 15 kilometers from the district headquarters Siddipet has won the Nirmal Puraskar Award of central government, Best Gram Panchayat Award, Swashaktikaran award among others.
Now, Ibrahimpur has been declared as a village with 100% cashless transactions village, after its people decided to make it cash less following the call of Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao.
Irrigation Minister Sri T. Harish Rao has been actively participating in development activities of his adopted village, Ibrahimpur which also holds the record for highest number of plant samplings during the Harithaharam programme (Plantation of trees), more than 2 lakh saplings were planted last year. With 35 Solar Street lights, 25 Solar houses, LED bulbs across all households, the village aspires to become the first Solar Energy Village by 2017 adds Mr.Reddy, a resident of Ibrahimpur who is actively participating in the development of the village.