K M Dayashankar
A youth files petition to MPDO under RTI Act responding to Minister for Panchayat Raj Errabelli Dayakar Rao stating that the grama panchayats could be developed with revenue earned by the collection and selling of empty liquor bottles in villages
WARANGAL: How many empty liquor bottles were collected and revenue earned by selling them in all the 24 grama panchayats of Shayampet mandal in the district during the year 2021-22, asked a youth under the RTI Act.
In a strange incident, a youth Marepalli Kranthi Kumar from Shayampet village has filed a petition to the Mandal Parishad Development Officer (MPDO) on Thursday (June 16) urging the details under the Right to Information Act. Incidentally, the MPDO had also written to the concerned officials to collect the details from all the grama panchayats of the mandal.
Responding to Minister for Panchayat Raj Errabelli Dayakar Rao statement during the ‘Palle Pragathi” programme in Pathipaka village of the mandal few days ago that the grama panchayats should collect the empty liquor bottles and increase revenues of the panchayats, the youth had filed a petition under the RTI Act as the Minister was quoted as saying that the grama panchayats could be developed by using the income earned through collection and selling of empty liquor bottles in the villages.
Stating that the state income could be increased by selling the liquor, Mr Kranthi Kumar said he was shocked to learn from the Minister that the grama panchayats could increase their revenues by selling the empty liquor bottles strewn around in the village by the drunkards. In the RTI petition, the youth had asked how much revenue was earned by each grama panchayat by selling the empty liquor bottles and how they had spent the amount for the developmental works.
He also asked how many employees were deployed for the collection of empty liquor bottles and time spent by them every day.