YSR agrees to allot land for jute park
Andhra Pradesh Jute Development Centre Limited Managing Director B.V. Rama Rao has said that Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has agreed to allot 150 acres of land for establishment of a jute park at Sabbavaram mandal.
In a press release, Mr. Rao said that the Rs. 100-core venture would attract investments to the tune of Rs. 500 crores and provide direct employment to some 20,000 persons.
YSR to present silk vastrams to Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala
Chief Minister Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy will present a pair of ‘silk vastrams’ to Lord Venkateswara on Wednesday – the first day of the annual Brahmotsavams on behalf of the State Government.
According to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) sources the Chief Minister is expected to reach Tirupati on Wednesday evening and participate in the locally arranged programmes.
Dr. Reddy will later motor up to Tirumala where he will inaugurate the multi-crore ‘Kowsthubham’ guest house.
The presentation ceremony of the vastrams will be held soon after the ‘Dwajarohanam’ inside the temple on Wednesday.
Security has been beefed up both at Tirumala and Tirupati in view of Chief Minister’s visit.
Hectic schedule awaits YSR in Tirupati
To inaugurate weaker section housing colony at Damineedu
A busy schedule awaits Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy as he flies in here tomorrow evening on a two-day visit to Tirupati and Tirumala.
Touching down at Tirupati airport at 4 p.m., he would reach Damineedu village to participate in the gruhapravesam of 1,980 tenements built under the weaker sections housing programme.
He would later lay the foundation stone for the Rs.340 crore Sri Venkateswara Drinking Water Scheme designed to meet the needs of the TTD, Chittoor municipality and the surrounding villages. The scheme would envisage taking Telugu Ganga water from Kandaleru-Poondi canal via the Kalyani Dam located in the upstream of Tirupati off the Bakarapet road through a 120 km.-long pipeline system to meet the drinking water needs of Tirupati, Chittoor and the surrounding villages for the next 20 years.
Of the Rs.340 crore project outlay, TTD’s share would be Rs.170 crore while the State government and the private Srinivasa Trust would provide Rs.85 crore each.
Among the other programmes on the cards for the Chief Minister are: laying foundation for a over-bridge at the bypass railway-line near Renigunta, inauguration of the Tirupati (Rural) Tahsildar office complex built at a cost of Rs.60 lakh, laying stone for the road-widening-cum-divider construction work between Alipiri bypass road and Tilak road at a cost of Rs.1.4 crore, commissioning of traffic-signals at 17 major junctions in Tirupati city.
At Tirumala at 8.30 p.m., he would participate in the customary presentation of ‘Silk Vasthrams’ to Lord Venkateswara on the eve of the 9-day Navaratri Brahmotsavam, which gets underway from tomorrow with Dhwajarohanam. Dr. Reddy would also inaugurate the Kousthubham Pilgrims Amenities Centre of the TTD. After a darshan and overnight halt at Tirumala, Dr. Reddy would leave Tirumala at 6.30 a.m. on Thursday for the Tirupati airport and take off to Hyderabad at 7.30 a.m.
Moily meets YSR, DS to finalise PCC executive
AICC general secretary in-charge of Andhra Pradesh affairs M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday held consulations with chief minister Rajasekhara Reddy and PCC chief D Srinivas on the finalisation of PCC executive.
Moily, who was in Hyderabad to attend the funeral of MIM leader Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi, met the two leaders at the Lake View Guest House in the afternoon.
The finalisation of the PCC list has been hanging fire for quite some time due to lack of consensus on certain names. The differences between the PCC chief and the CM’s camp was said to be the reason for the PCC not being reconstituted for almost five years.
Previous president K Keshava Rao’s attempts to appoint secretaries and chairmen of various cells never met the with success. So, he had to work without secretaries.
Now, Srinivas is trying to fill the posts before the elections. According to sources, he is also finding it difficult to accommodate interests of various leaders.