Gas for all households in two years: YSR
Chief Minister inaugurates Rs. 25-crore RIMS dental college at Putlampalle in Kadap
Promises to bring down LPG refill price to Rs. 200
Announces sanction of a government ITI at Rajupalem
Reliance gas project will be completed in Krishna-Godavari basin in the next two months, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy said on Saturday and assured LPG supply to every household in the State in two years.
Addressing a public meeting at Rajupalem in Proddatur constituency, Dr. Reddy promised measures to bring down the LPG refill price to Rs. 200. He promised Krishna water supply from Mylavaram project to irrigate 8,000 acres in Rajupalem area.
Telugu Ganga project
Works on Telugu Ganga project were ongoing in a brisk manner and irrigation water was released through Brahmamsagar reservoir in Brahmamgari Matham mandal, the Chief Minister said. He called for measures to conserve every drop of rainwater.
He promised grant of Rs.10 crore for SHGs in each mandal and announced sanction of a government ITI at Rajupalem on the request of Proddatur legislator N. Varadarajulu Reddy. The MLA sought drinking water supply to Rajupalem from Pennar River.
Loans for SHGs
Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy gave away cheque for Rs. 2.50 crore towards loans to 168 members of SHGs. Taking a dig at the Telugu Desam Party alleging that it neglected development, he called upon the electorate to gauge the benefits accrued to them during the nine-year TDP rule and his four-and-half year rule and cast their votes judiciously.
The Chief Minister inaugurated the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) dental college constructed at a cost of Rs. 25 crore at Putlampalle here on Saturday.
He interacted with the first batch of dental students and asked if the teaching faculty and facilities were proper. He promised to develop of the dental college on a par with those at Hyderabad. Director of college Chandrasekhar said no teaching posts were vacant. District Collector M.T. Krishna Babu said 100 dental students were staying in the RIMS medical college hostel now.
Dr. Reddy launched the mid-day meal scheme entrusted to ISKCON Food Relief Foundation at the Industrial Estate here. He went round the kitchen and examined the cooking materials. He inaugurated 1,240 house Indiramma colony at Mamillapalli here and laid foundation stone there for creation of basic facilities at a cost of Rs. 6.50 crore. He gave away new clothes to a woman beneficiary.
Earlier, he inaugurated a police station on RIMS premises. Later he inaugurated high-level bridges across Pennar River at Siddhavatam, near ZP and Lakshmiranga road.
He inaugurated an indoor stadium, women’s degree college hostel block and additional classrooms at Government School for the Blind and laid foundation stones for heritage tourism circuit development at Devunikadapa, Zilla Mahila Samakhya building and three electrical sub-stations.
Dr. Reddy also unveiled the Indira Gandhi statue near old government hospital circle, Jyothirao Phule statue on the Government School for the Blind premises and paid floral tributes to Indira Gandhi statue in the DCC office.
YSR promises aid to orphanages
Lays stone for Muslim girls orphanage
Orphanage allotted 4.70 acres of land free of charge
YSR speaks in Urdu on the request of Kadapa MLA
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Saturday assured the State government’s assistance if service-oriented organisations came forward to educate and rehabilitate orphans.
Addressing the gathering after laying the foundation stone for Haleema Sadiya Muslim girls orphanage here, Dr. Reddy said the State government would extend all possible assistance to ensure that orphans, especially girls, did not feel let down. The government allotted 4.70 acres worth Rs. 1 crore, free of charge to the orphanage.
The government was extending four per cent reservations to Muslims and asked the minorities if they were aware of the quota and they replied in the affirmative. He spoke a couple of lines in Urdu on the request of Kadapa MLA Mohd. Ahmedullah.
The Chief Minister called upon philanthropists to donate liberally for the orphanage and Congress leaders responded favourably. Kadapa Mayor P. Ravindranath Reddy announced his contribution of Rs. 10 lakh, auditor Khasim Khan Rs. 5 lakh, Congress leader T.K. Afzal Khan Rs. 6 lakh and corporator Amjad Basha Rs. 2 lakh. Dr. Reddy told Mr. Ahmedullah to contribute Rs. 10 lakh for the orphanage.
Earlier, MLC Peer Ahmed Shabbir said Dr. Reddy was striving for development of minorities unlike any other Chief Minister.
Budgetary outlay for minorities in one year by Dr. Reddy was higher than the total outlay during the Telugu Desam Party’s nine-year rule, he said.
Quota helped Muslims study engineering, medicine and other professional courses. Jamiat-e-Ulama leaders praised the Chief Minister for according priority to the welfare of Muslims.
YSR upbeat about winning polls
Quotes survey stating Congress has 67 per cent voter base
Praja Rajyam, TDP leaders join Congress
YSR terms PCC chief and himself a ‘winning combination’
Congress will surely regain power as the party has about 67 per cent voter base, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy asserted on Saturday, quoting surveys.
No other political party has so much voter patronage in the country, he stated while addressing Congress members after inaugurating Indira Bhavan, District Congress Committee office built at a cost of Rs. 3 crore in Kadapa. Congress would win both the Parliamentary seats and all ten Assembly seats in Kadapa district, he reiterated.
“Ours is a winning combination”, Dr. Reddy said recalling his tenure as CLP leader and that of D. Srinivas as PCC president, when Congress regained power in 2004. His government was ensuring the welfare of all sections despite hardship; Dr. Reddy said and called on partymen to strive to ensure re-election of Congress to power.
Sonia lays stone
PCC president D. Srinivas said, the Chief Minister was developing the State through unprecedented welfare schemes.
He called upon party leaders and activists to strive like disciplined soldiers to ensure a thumping victory to party candidates.
“Strive to ensure victory in both Lok Sabha and 10 Assembly seats in Kadapa district”, he said. He recalled that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had laid foundation stone for the DCC office which has now been inaugurated.
Praja Rajyam leaders P. Manohar Reddy, Chennamsetty Murali and Rajesh and TDP corporator Challa Krishnaiah, leaders Peta Nagaraju and Swarnakumari and 100 others joined the Congress in Dr. Reddy’s presence. District Congress Committee president K. Suresh Babu welcomed the Chief Minister and PCC president. Minister for Medical Education G. Aruna, ZP Chairperson D. Jyothi Reddy, legislators Mohd. Ahmedullah, G. Veerasiva Reddy, K. Prabhavathamma, D.L. Ravindra Reddy, D.C. Govinda Reddy, PCC secretaries M. Ashok Kumar and T. Sivasankar, city Congress president B. Ayyanna, city Youth Congress president G. Srikanth Reddy and district Seva Dal chairman B. Nityananda Reddy participated.
Later, addressing ZPTC members and mandal presidents after inaugurating a modern Zilla Parishad meeting hall here, Mr. Srinivas exhorted public representatives and officials to take up constructive discussions for ensuring public welfare. Discussions play an important part in upkeep of democracy and ensuring people’s good, he said.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson D. Jyothi Reddy described it as a golden moment in the ZP history. Thanking the Chief Minister for sanctioning funds for the most modern ZP meeting hall in the State, she promised that the members would strive for strengthening the party and would propagate the government’s developmental schemes.
Zilla Parishad chairperson, ZP vice-chairman M. Devanath Reddy and Thondur ZPTC member Sivamohan Reddy felicitated the Chief Minister by presenting a shawl and a memento.
YSR to inaugurate TU buildings
The Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy is likely to arrive in the district on January 30 or 31 to inaugurate newly constructed buildings on Telangana University campus, 400 kv sub-station at Dichpally and lay the foundation for medical college and a church on the Church of South India premises here.
The Chief Minister will unveil the pylon at the sub-station and switch on the station with remote control. He will inaugurate administrative block, class rooms and hostels for boys and girls on the varsity campus.
After the inaugural he would interact with 5,000 students from degree and professional colleges that come Underthe University.
Accompanied by the Superintendent of Police N. Suryanarayana and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Kariram the Collector B. Ramanjaneyulu today inspected the arrangements for the programme.