CEO, FSSAI, visits Amdapoor Gram Panchayat of Nizamabad District, Telangana

As part of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to saturate the benefits of Central government schemes across the nation with a resolve of reaching the unreached, programmes were scheduled at Amdapoor Gram Panchayat in Bodhan Mandal and Mailaram Gram Panchayat in Dharpally Mandal, Nizamabad District, Telangana, recently.

MP of Nizamabad Dharmapuri Arvind and CEO FSSAI G Kamala Vardhana Rao presided over the programmes. Rao thanked the MP for his active participation and involvement in resolving issues faced by beneficiaries. The CEO also expressed gratitude to organisers and stakeholders for their commitment to implementing government schemes and addressing public health concerns.

The CEO, FSSAI, has been actively engaging with all 33 district collectors and DMHOs of Telangana, addressing immediately any challenges that arise, such as non-generation of Ayushman Bharat Health Cards. Approximately 7.5 lakh people have participated in the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in Telangana till date. Rao applauded the remarkably low number of diabetes and hypertension cases in the panchayat. However, addressing concerns about unsafe and unhealthy food, particularly for children and women, he emphasised reducing salt, sugar and fat consumption. Modi’s assurance to include fortified rice in the food security scheme by April was also highlighted during the meeting.

Further, the District Medical Officers were instructed to engage with pregnant women, understand daily nutrient requirements and create awareness about the benefits of including millets in their daily diet. The CEO encouraged organic farming practices and urged the use of organic fertilisers over chemical alternatives. Arvind addressed the public, releasing the calendar and handbook of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, providing comprehensive details of all schemes and guidelines. He informed that maximum number of beneficiaries have enrolled for Ayushman Bharat Health Cards and said that every scheme and its beneficiaries were assured guaranteed implementation.

The MP instructed gas agencies to register for free gas connections under PM Ujjwala Yojana. Mentioning that out of 400 eligible villagers in Mailaram, only 241 have registered for PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi, he instructed Agricultural Officer to issue registrations for those not yet registered. He assured that local issues such as renovation of school with basic facilities would be provided by him under MPLADS. There are 513 ration card holders in the area who have been benefitted from PM Garib Kalyan Yojana for the last three years and it was informed that it will be extended for another 5 years and it would also be ensured that fortified rice is provided under the scheme from April 2024.