CoRWA Bulletin August 2018

Kanti Velugu

Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance

Ayushman Bharat, the Social Health Insurance Plan, launched by the Government of India on August 15, 2018 can cover those who working for residents of the RWAs, such as the domestic helpers, maids, watchmen, drivers, milkman, grocery shop assistants, gardeners, newspaper vendors, etc. The family Insurance premium will be Rs.1000-1200 / for a health coverage of Rs 5.00 Lacs per year. Please advise the residents about this scheme for which one can register online through website: Pradhan Mantri

Kanti Velugu


The U-FERWAS team Maj Shiva Kiran, B T Srinivasan, V V Rao, K Raghavendra Rao and Govind attend awareness session called by GHMC, involving RWAs & NGOs for mobilizing larger citizen participation in “Kanti Velugu”, the Telangana Government’s innovative initiative.

The objectives of “Kanti Velugu”. (i) to conduct eye screening & vision test for all citizens of the state, (ii) provide spectacles free of cost, (iii) arrange for surgeries and other treatments free of cost, (iv) provide medicines for common eye ailments, and (v) educate people on prevention of serious disabling eye diseases.

The programme was launched on August 15 and will be on for six months and free for every citizen living in the state of Telangana State.

The meeting was presided by Sri. Baba Fasiuddin Md., Deputy Mayor along with Additional Commissioners Smt. Bharati Hollikeri, IAS, Sri Md.Musharraf Ali Faruqui, IAS, Ms. Shruthi ojha and Zonal Commissioners Sri J. Shankaraiah, Sri. S. Srinivas Reddy, Sri .N .Ravi Kiran, Sri. C.N. Raghu Prasad.

B T Srinivasan, General Secretary, U-FERWAS

Indian Green Building Council, Hyderabad Chapter

The Chapter held its meeting on, 8 Aug 2018, from 1500 to 1700, at CII- Godrej Green Business Centre, Hitech-city, Hyd.4, to which the resident welfare associations are invited in order to promote the Green Building Movement across the city. The meeting is presided over by Sri. C. Shekar Reddy, Chairman, IGBC Hyderabad Chapter.

Sri. Sundeep Vullikanti,  / 9100025395.

Nellore Federation of the Resident Welfare Associations

Mr. M. Chandrasekhara Reddy, President of  Nellore Federation of the Resident Welfare Associations  has prepared  detailed guidelines for the functioning of the  RWAs in the district, as a 4th tier of governance.  In a general body meeting, a power point presentation was made and the residents were counselled appropriately.

ALMs Zindabad in Mumbai

A few  weeks ago activists  across Mumbai got a  shock when they read in  the newspapers that the Municipal Commissioner (MC) had decided to deregister all ALMs as they were not segregating waste into ‘Wet’ and ‘Dry’.

At the AGNI Coordinators’ meeting, a decision was taken that AGNI Chairman and Managing Trustee, Mr. D. M. Sukthankar would write a letter to the Chief Minister, Mr. Fadnavis.

The Chief Minister spoke to Mr. Ashish Shelar, MLA, as his constituency had the largest number of ALMs. The meeting with the MC Mr. Ajoy Mehta was attended by Mr. Ashish Shelar, MLA, Mr. D.M. Sukthankar, Mr. Gerson da Cunha and Mr. Shyama Kulkarni.  The Asst. Mun. Commissioner of H/West Ward, Mr. Sharad Ugade was also present. The MC, Mr. Mehta after a discussion, agreed to re-register the ALMs and send out letters to all Ward Officers to have bi-monthly ALM meetings.

As usual, the H/ West Ward was the first one to hold the meeting on Saturday, July 28, 2018. More than 50 persons were present and after a power point presentation a commitment was made to not only segregate but also compost wet waste if possible.

Shyama Kulkarni