CM launches IT SEZ works
Mon 22 Sep 2008 Source-Deccan
Kurnool, Sept. 21: The Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, said that the Congress government in the state had implemented several development programmes in four years and criticised Opposition parties for not appreciating this. The Chief Minister made a whirlwind tour of Kurnool district on Sunday. He performed Bhumi Puja for the Raaga Mayuri Information Technology Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on the outskirts of Kurnool city and formally launched the Arogyasri scheme in SAP camp in Kurnool. Dr Reddy also laid the foundation stone for the Pulikanuma project near Yemmiganur and inaugurated a school building at Bethamcherla.
Speaking at public meetings organised on the occasion, he said that the government had formulated several schemes for the welfare of the poor and middle classes. He said 90 per cent people in the state were given white ration cards and covered under the Arogyasri programme. The Chief Minister said pucca houses were sanctioned to all the poor. He said that government was implementing welfare sche-mes like Jalayagnam, welfare pensions, employment guarantee scheme, ambulance services s108 and 104. He said that state government had waived the loans of weavers and provided them fresh loans of Rs 36,000. Dr Reddy said that a pension of Rs 200 was being given to all weavers who had crossed 50 years of age. He said that English laboratories and Jawahar Knowledge Centres were started in all colleges to improve the skills of students. He said that the Congress would definitely win the next elections.
We enjoy public credibility: YSR
Mon 22 Sep 2008, Source-Thehindu.
KURNOOL: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy has said the Congress government enjoys credibility of public on account of fulfilling all promises made on the eve of elections.
The Chief Minister, inaugurated the Municipal Officer building and laid foundation for Urdu Ghar, besides an underground drainage at Yemmiganur and inaugurated the Girls’ Block in the Seshareddy High School at Bethamcharla.
At Bethamcharla, Dr. Reddy formally admitted former Sarpanch Rajendranath Reddy and his supporters into the party. Mr. Reddy was a long-standing leader in the TDP.
Addressing public meetings at both towns in Kurnool district on Sunday, he said people dumped the TDP government because it betrayed them by dishonouring the promises.
The TDP promised Rs 2 a kg rice, power to farmers at Rs. 50 per HP and total prohibition.
But after a few years the TDP diluted all the promises inviting the wrath of the public. On the other hand, the Congress had fulfilled all promises and implemented some of the new schemes such as Rs. 2 a kg rice which were not promised before.
‘1.53 lakh IT jobs created in 4 years’ – YSR
Mon 22 Sep 2008 Source-Thehindu.
Happy lot: Engineering students at Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s meeting in Kurnool on Sunday.
KURNOOL: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy laid foundation for IT park, being set up by Raaga Mayuri Group of Builders, here on Sunday. The IT park coming up on 32.9 acres near Tadakanapalli on the outskirts of the city, will cost Rs 250 crore. The park secured all permissions for the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status from the Central and State government agencies.
Addressing the meeting after laying stone, Dr. Reddy said the government created congenial atmosphere in the State for the fast growth of the IT sector. The IT exports from the State accounted for Rs. 26,000 crore. The share of AP in IT exports rose to 15 per cent from eight per cent in the past.
Dr. Reddy said in spite of the hype created by the TDP government only 89,000 jobs could be created in the IT sector during its nine-year rule. Comparatively, 1.53 lakh IT jobs were generated in the last four years.
The Chief Minister said the government earmarked Rs. 426 crore for imparting job-oriented training to fresh graduates in the State through Jawahar Knowledge Centres and centres for teaching communication and soft skills.
Dr. Reddy assured the college students, who attended the function in a large number, of jobs and facilities for quality education. Dr. Reddy cut short his speech as students distracted his attention by raising slogans.
Giving a brief account of the project, Managing Director of Raga Mayuri Builders K.J. Reddy said the project would create 11,000 highly-paid jobs and 40,000 indirect jobs. In support of the project, an integrated township would be constructed to create “walk-to-work” environment.
A shopping complex, service apartments, convention centre and international school would be set up.
Ministers M. Mareppa, Galla Aruna Kumari, MPs Kotla Jayasuryaprakasa Reddy, SPY Reddy, Sujathamma and others were present.