The relentless efforts of APFERWAS Core Team to spread the RWA movement across the state are bearing fruit with residential associations in Vijayawada gearing up to open up activities from this emerging global city.
Nearly 40 members of 16 RWAs in the city attended an interactive meeting organised by APFERWAS at the Institution of Engineers hall in Dr.K.L.Rao Bhavan.
While Sri Uday Shirname, President of APFERWAS welcomed the attendees, the Associate President Dr.K.S.R.Murty made a powerpoint presentation and explained the genesis, activities and achievements of the Federation since 2016, and the Visakhapatnam Chapter since 2017. He stressed the need to form a Vijaywada Chapter on similar lines as the Vizag Chapter.
RWAs in Vijayawada evinced keen interest and immediately decided to form a six-member Action Team to prepare for the Vijayawada Chapter.
June 23, 2019 has been fixed tentatively as the date for the opening of the BZA Chapter.
As the election campaigns in residential areas are going on, representatives of some colonies could not attend the meeting.
Earlier the Core Committee Members comprising m/s Sri Uday Shirname, Dr. KSR Murthy, Sri AV Ramana Rao and Sri M Durga Prasad, met the Municipal Commissioner and CMOH of Vijayawada and invited them also to the present meeting. However they expressed their inability to attend due to hectic election work, but assured their full cooperation. Accordingly they sent senior officials of VMC to attend the meeting.
We are confident that BZA Chapter of APFERWAS will be formed by June 2019. Sri M Durga Prasad, our Joint Secretary made great efforts since the last two months to make the Vijayawada meeting a great success.
By A.V. Ramana Rao, APFERWAS
Town Hall with Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, March 18.
In the era of people getting glued on to gadgets and conversations happening only in the media, ‘Times Conversations’ aims to bring back the days where people come together to discuss topics that are of significance to society, ranging from politics, education, economics and humanity. With this objective in mind, Times of India, Hyderabad Edition invited B T Srinivasan, Maj Shiva Kiran, K L S Raju, K Raghavendra Rao and Md Noor along with other prominent residents of the city through exclusive invitation for an interesting discussion on wide ranging issues with Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Member of Parliament, Secunderabad at the Park Hotel.
By B T Srinivasan
Recognition for Boduppal
Boduppal, Hyderabad has been awarded as best Municipality in “Citizen Feedback” in South zone 2nd time in Swacch Survekshan 2019 by MoHUA, GOI.
Realtor Penalized, Buyers Benefited- TS Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum
The Forum declared that the “realty firm is supposed to obtain all the permissions and clearances in order to proceed construction activity, but without such permissions, entering into an agreement of sale with the complaint certainly amounts to deficiency in service”.
The complainants said that they had made part payments and that the company had not delivered possession of the flats within the agreed period of three and half years, amounting to deficiency of service. The Commission also directed the firm to complete construction of the flat within reasonable time and pay damages of Rs. 3/- per sq.ft on super built up area from Aug. 2012 on the condition that the buyers pays the balance payment as per the sale agreement.
The Commission directed the firm to refund the amounts to the three complaints and also awarded them compensation, while passing the order on 19th March, 2019.
Six States to Submit Clean Air Plan
The National Green Tribunal (NGT), finding non-compliance of its order on air pollution by six states, has directed the Chief Secretaries of Maharashtra, Punjab, Assam, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, and Nagaland in March to submit their clean air action plans by next month ( May) or pay Rs. 1 crore each. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has identified 102 cities including Hyderabad, which do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
The VIP, an NGO at Mahabub Nagar, TS, organized meetings in March with various Sarpanches and other Village Officers. Dr. T. Nagendra Swamy, Director appealed and made the village officers to conduct frequent meetings with the villagers to explain to them various programmes the government introduces for the benefit of the people, and that the Sarpanches should work accordingly for the people.
Awareness Programme on Climate Change and Heat
The Indian Red Cross Society, Srikakulam branch RRC Team conducted an awareness camp on 19th March at Srikakulam OBS junction on Climate Change and Heat Waves to daily labour, agriculture labour and others. The workers were told about the effect of summer and advised safe practices during daily life to prevent damage from heat waves and distributed pamphlets indicating the safety measures.
Women’s Day Celebrations
Prerana an NGO at Ramanthapur, Hyderabad organized International Womens’ Day on 7th March, at Uppal Kalan, and carried a rally showing the importance of women in the society.
Mahila Patanjali Yog Samithi, Tarnaka, celebrated International Women’s Day on 10.3.2019 at Gokul Nagar, Tarnaka, Secunderabad. Smt. Manjushree (Rajya Prabhari) and Smt.A. Saraswathi, Corporator (Tarnaka) who were the chief guests for the function. Sri. Venugopal Reddy, President, NNWA, Sri. T. Bala Swamy, President, Gokul Nagar, and other prominent members of the local RWA representatives were the guests of honour. In the evening, they have conducted cultural celebrations like songs, dance, yoga, etc. The function was coordinated by Smt. B Sujathamma and Smt. K. Yamuna, and it was supported by other members of the Samithi.
On this occasion, Telangana Stree Shakthi has organized an exhibition cum sale of sarees, kids wear, cotton and jute bags, pickles, sweets, etc. in the same ground from morning to evening. A free medical camp was also held. Smt. T. Anuradha, President of the organisation held this event with the support of other members, and the all the programmes have drawn the attention of a wide number of the residents of the area.
Rural Development Society- Swadhar Greh
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Secretary of Swadhar Greh in Tarnaka, Smt. K. Rama Sita being honoured with Visisth Mahila Puruskaram for her contribution to the relief of adolescent girls by prominent ladies like Satyavathi Rathod. MLA. Dornakal & Gongidi Sunitha .MLA.Aleru in a function organized by Gundu Sudharani ex-MP, president of TRS Women’s Wing, in Hyderabad.
New Body at Siddhartha Nagar Welfare Association, Tarnaka, Hyderabad
The newly-elected office-bearers of the General Body are: President- Smt.C. Sita Ramani, Vice- President-Smt.T.Jhansi, Secretary-Smt.B. Prabhashini Devi, Jt. Secretary- Smt. Ch. Naga Lakshmi, Treasurer- Smt. T- Sharada, Park Incharge- Smt.P. Usha, Smt. G. Sujatha.