GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

ABSTRACT

 

Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society – Public meeting held on World AIDS Day i.e., on 01.12.2004 – Certain Announcements made by Hon’ble Chief Minister and Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development – Instructions – Issued.

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PANCHAYAT RAJ AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (RD.III) DEPARTMENT

 

G.O.Ms.No.94.                                                                                              Dated.29.03.2005.

                                                                                                                        Read:

 

            D.O.Lr.No.963/WAD/AIDS/2004, Dated.16.02.2005 of the Principal Secretary to

Government, Health, Medical & Family Welfare Department.

 

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O R D E R:

            Few threats to Andhra Pradesh development are as grave as HIV/AIDS.   A mature HIV/AIDS epidemic cap wipe out all the gains made by the State in increasing the life expectancy and reducing morbidity among mothers, infants and youth.  It affects the population in the most productive age.   It increases orphans and destitutes in the society.  The growth of the epidemic is primarily determined by the heterosexual behavior.   

 

2.         Principal Secretary to Government, Health, Medial and Family Welfare in the reference 1st read above, informed that keeping in view the urgency, Hon’ble Chief Minister and Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development have announced that one lakh “AIDS Prevention Activists” would be trained at a rate of one or two for each habitation.   They will, in turn, lead the HIV/AIDS prevention efforts in their respective habitations in the State by educating the women SHG members and Water Shed Committee members.

 

3.         Principal Secretary, Health, Medial and Family Welfare requested the Department of Rural Development to operationalise the announcements of the Hon’ble Chief Minister and Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development.   Government, after careful consideration of the matter, hereby advise the Chief Executive Officer, Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty, Commissioner, Rural Development and Commissioner, APARD to ensure that HIV/AIDS is incorporated in all the training and extension programmes taken up by the Rural Development Department.   They must workout Action Plan for training of one lakh “AIDS Prevention Activists” at a rate of one or two for each habitation so that they can lead the HIV/AIDS prevention efforts in their respective habitations in the State by educating the SHG members or Water Shed Committee members.

 

4.         Chief Executive Officer, SERP, Commissioner, Rural Development and all the District Collectors & Project Directors of IKP-DRDA may give preference to eligible HIV infected or affected widows in the economic programme of IKP-DRDA.

 

5.         District Collectors and Project Directors of IKP-DRDA may accordingly workout an Action Plans for capacity building of the vulnerable groups on HIV/AIDS.

 

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)

 

                                                                                                         K. RAJU

                                    PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT (RD)

To

The Chief Executive Officer, Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP), Hyderabad.

P.T.O.

: 2 :

 

 

The Commissioner, Rural Development, Hyderabad.

The Commissioner, AMR-APARD, Hyderabad.

All District Collectors in the State.

All Project Directors, IKP-DRDA in the State.

Copy to:

PS to Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development, Rural Water Supply and Employment Generation.

PS to Principal Secretary, H.M. & FW Department.

PS to Principal Secretary (RD), PR&RD Department.

PA to Additional Secretary (RD), PR&RD Department.

SF / SC.

 

                                    //  FORWARDED  ::   BY ORDER  //

 

 

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