Chief Minister promises new Council complex
Some members and Ministers turn up late for question hour
Debate on scholarships for weaker sections remains inconclusive
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy inaugurated the Legislative Council Library on Wednesday and later announced in the House that the construction of a new complex for the Council would be taken up by the government in its next term. He was responding to a request of CPI member Puvvada Nageswarao to take up construction of a new building complex at the earliest since the existing one was small and congested.
As the elections were fast approaching, the construction of a new complex, though under consideration, would be taken up by the Government in the next term, Dr. Reddy added.
Many members on the third day of Council session appeared to be in a relaxed mood with some members and Ministers turning up late for the question hour forcing Chairman A. Chakrapani to postpone the first few listed questions.
Only three of the 10 questions could be taken up as teacher-members preferred not to press them in view of the dharna organised by teachers’ organisations near the Indira Park.
There was considerable delay in taking up the subsequent agenda due to inauguration of library.
As a result, the short discussion on disbursement of scholarships for the weaker sections remained inconclusive.
YSR reviews vegetable prices
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Wednesday asked the Horticulture Department to submit the month-wise targets of various vegetables to be cultivated in the State.
He wanted details of the 54,000 hectares, where it is targeted to grow vegetables, compared to 34,000 hectares last year, a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said. Dr. Reddy was told by officials that the prices of vegetables — including onions and tomato — in Hyderabad were ‘far reasonable and cheaper than other cities’. But, he said, this comparison was not the government’s lookout.
Chief Minister to inaugurate Veligallu project
Medium irrigation project completed with outlay of Rs. 208 crore
Project built under Jalayagnam has ayacut of 24,000 acres
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy will inaugurate the Veligallu medium irrigation project completed with an outlay of Rs. 208 crore on December 22, Collector M.T. Krishna Babu said on Wednesday.
The project built under Jalayagnam has an ayacut of 24,000 acres.
The Collector inspected the project’s right canal, dam, pylon and park. He directed Superintending Engineer of Veligallu project Nageswara Rao to beautify the surroundings.
He visited the rehabilitation colony for the displaced and assured to send an official team to check the extent of fluoride in water.
He assured potable drinking water supply in a fortnight and to arrange five hand bores.
Cement and tar roads would be laid and piped culverts would be constructed, Mr. Krishna Babu said.
The Gram Panchayat, community hall, school and Anganwadi centre buildings were ongoing, officials told the Collector.
He assured to set up an Urdu school, shopping complex, a dhobighat and a library in the colony.
Special Collector of GNSS Mohan Rao, DEs Rajasekhar, Ramesh and Rehman, Lakkireddipalle market committee chairman Sudarshan Reddy and mandal officials participated.