By: R. Avadhani
The Telangana Palle Pragathi (Telangana Rural Inclusive Growth Project – TRIGP), which was launched on Saturday at Kowdipally mandal in Medak district was expected to benefit about 37 lakh population spread in 6,121 villages of 150 mandals across the State.
TRIGP is mainly aimed at increasing the revenues of poor by at least 50 per cent. Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) will be the implementation agency of the project in the State which is being funded by the World Bank with Rs. 450 crore and State government with Rs.192 crore. The project will be in implementation till February 2020.
The project aims at improving revenue generation, human resources development and establishment of TRIGP service centres, using of information and communication technology (ICT) and partnerships.
It was also planned to establish 2.75 lakh producers’ organisations, which would add value to the farm produce such as red gram, paddy, vegetables, rearing of sheep and goat, poultry, dairy, seeds, soyabean and fish among others.
The producers organisations were expected to contribute about Rs. 50,000 each thereby generating Rs. 1,375 crore investments to take the programme forward.
Krishi brand marts
Krishi brand marts will be established to sell the products of the producers in the village.
The note prepared by SERP states that Infant Mortality Rate is 43 per 1,000 live births, followed by maternal mortality rate at 143 per lakh.
Even in Human Development Index the Telangana stood at 12. Even today about 62 per cent of the people do not use toilets.
The e-panchayat system with internet facility was proposed under the scheme in about 1,000 villages will extend to all citizen services like banking services, pension payments and wage payment to labour.
“We are aimed to bring the best practices in farming across the world to the Telangana State so that the farmers here would benefit and flourish,” said an agriculture expert and the World Bank team member, while addressing the milk producers at Karimnagar.