Compare Telugu Desam and Congress rule: YSR
Chief Minister inaugurates Kothacheruvu irrigation tank
Kothacheruvu tank developed at a cost of Rs.3.43 crore
YSR inaugurates Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanti phase II reservoir
THAMBALLAPALLE (Chittoor dist.):
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy linked the completion of the pending irrigation projects and the construction of new ones to the prospect of Congress returning to power.
Dr. Reddy got into the election mode at the public meeting at Kalicherla in the far-flung Thamballapalle constituency of the district on Friday, where he sought to make his intention as overt and plain as possible. “Vote for the Congress to see the pending irrigation projects take shape before your eyes,” he said.
The Chief Minister asked the public to make a comparison between the nine-year rule of TDP and the four-and-a-half year-old Congress regime in the State, before they become decision-makers in the crucial elections.
Listing out TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu’s failures and his achievements as Chief Minister, Dr. Reddy referred to the ‘utter neglect’ of the irrigation sector and the lack of relief measures to help farmers tide over the serious drought during the former’s regime and the ‘Jalayagnam’ taken up by him as a permanent solution to the crisis.
Earlier, he inaugurated the Kothacheruvu minor irrigation tank at Akumanugutta in Peddamandyam mandal, developed at a cost of Rs.3.43 crore to irrigate 1,200 acres. He also inaugurated an irrigation project and channels constructed at a cost of Rs.53 lakh in Sivapuram. He laid foundation stones for minor irrigation tanks in Mittasanipalle, Gudisivaripalle, Varasathopu and Dabbalaguttapalle and said that he would feel ‘blessed’ if the above projects turn the drought-prone region into a fertile area.
Inaugurating the Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanti phase II reservoir at Kalicherla, Dr. Reddy said that the project alone would irrigate 32,000 acres.
Ministers R. Chenga Reddy and G. Arunakumari, Member of Parliament (Rajampet) A. Saipratap, Chief Whip N. Kirankumar Reddy, Deputy Speaker G. Kuthuhalamma and local MLA Kalicherla Prabhakar Reddy were among those present.
YSR calls on Venkataswamy
Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy called on Congress Working Committee member G. Venkataswamy, who is recuperating after a brief illness. Dr. Reddy accompanied by Rajya Sabha member and Advisor to Government (Public Affairs) K. V. P. Ramachandra Rao visited the residence of Mr. Venkataswamy and enquired after his health. The Congress MP was discharged from hospital on Thursday.
YSR allays fears of U.S. firms
Meets leaders of American Chamber of Commerce
Government to take all steps to protect interests of investors and industrialists
Association of U.S. companies sees Hyderabad as most preferred destination
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has allayed fears of industrialists about the security to the industries in the State.
At a breakfast meeting with leaders of American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM), an exclusive association of U.S. companies operating in the country, here on Friday morning, Dr. Reddy said: “We have formed a new force called OCTOPUS to deal with terrorists and their activities.”
“With the cooperation of Centre, we will take all possible steps to protect the interests of the investors and the industrialists,” he said. Dr. Reddy said the State government would be proactive and would do everything to attract investments in the State. He agreed that there was much more to be done in the area of public transport.
Members of the delegation said that their most preferred destination was Hyderabad and in spite of the global recession, they would like to further expand their trade and business in India.
The AMCHAM delegation was led by its Chairman Atul Singh, president and CEO, Coca-Cola India. They also discussed with the Chief Minister issues like security, transport and infrastructure. The delegation included representatives of major US companies like Coca-Cola India, GE India, Deloitte, Quacker Chemicals, Franklin Templeton, Cognizant, Citibank, Mars India, Knoah Solutions, ADP Private Limited, and B.A. Continuum.
YSR, family arrive in Pulivendula
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, his wife Vijayalakshmi and their son Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy arrived at Pulivendula on a three-day tour of Kadapa district on Friday. They drove from the helipad on Loyola College grounds to their residence. After a two-hour stay, the Chief Minister left by helicopter to Thamballapalle village in Chittoor district. Kadapa MP Y.S. Vivekananda Reddyand others received the Chief Minister.