Survey and Planning : When Tata Trusts was brought into the Vijayawada constituency, by the constant initiations by MP Vijayawada - Kesineni Nani, it successfully conducted a micro planning exercise in Vijayawada Parliamentary Constituency. This made them understand the various challenges that the 265 Gram Panchayats were facing. As part of the micro planning exercise, village developmental plans were developed for each of these Gram Panchayats by Tata Trusts. This was made possible with the successful collaborations with various government departments and district administration and the support of the MP Team.
Implementation: Tata Trusts then also set up a Project Monitoring Unit in Vijayawada and multi thematic projects to develop the Gram Panchayats as Smart Villages. Village Action committees were developed at each gram Panchayat level to mobilise community action and responsibility, with the support of Tata Trusts. A Mandal coordinator was appointed in each Mandal to develop convergence between district administration and village action committees.
Reformation: Village development plans (VDPs) were launched in 2016 in all the Gram Panchayats. Since then, the VDPs have focused on the holistic development of the villages. Important development work such as the formation of Village Development Committee (VDC), distribution of tri-cyles for Solid Waste Management (SWM), avenue plantation, awareness campaigns, vermicompost units and many other initiatives have been rolled out with the help of the community.