Give us another chance, says YSR
Chief Minister lays foundation stones for large number of projects in district
GUDEM (ADILABAD DT.):
In an apparent reference to a positive vote for his government in the coming elections, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Tuesday sought the blessings of people in the State. “We have launched so many welfare programmes. So, strengthen us, give us another chance”, he urged.
The Chief Minister was on a visit to Adilabad district covering four places under Mancherial, Khanapur and Nirmal Assembly constituencies where he laid foundation stones for several irrigation development projects and inaugurated certain facilities. He also distributed assets to beneficiaries under different schemes.
At Gudem village in Dandepalli mandal, Mr. Reddy laid foundations for the Yellampalli-Gudem lift irrigation (LI) scheme, lining works for Kadem main canal and the Kadem LI scheme.
At Khanapur, he inaugurated the Badankurti Bridge and laid foundation stone for the Sadarmat barrage.
At Sarangapur, he inaugurated the local agriculture market committee building and laid foundations for the lining works of Swarna canal and the Adeli-Boath BT road. At Nirmal town he inaugurated the Municipal Council building and laid foundations for lighting works on tank bund, the Pochampad LI scheme, which is a component of the Pranahitha-Chevella project, an APRSEI girls college building, a hostel for women and a water supply scheme for Nirmal town.
At each of these places, the Chief Minister listed out the different welfare programme taken up during the nearly five year period of his government. “In jus a single day I am laying foundations for irrigation development projects that cost about Rs. 1,700 crores in Adilabad district alone”, he pointed out to buttress his contention.
Mr. Reddy asked Collector Ahmad Nadeem to ensure that cotton purchase by Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) does not get affected due to periodic suspension of the Corporations’ minimum support price operations.
He was responding to farmers who had complained of the purchase suspension. G. Vivekanand, an industrialist and son of Peddapalli MP G. Venkatswamy spokeat the Gudem meeting. Major Irrigation Minister Ponnala laxmaiah, Labour Minister G. Vinod, Adilabad MP A. Indrakaran Reddy, District Congress committee president and Adilabad MLA C. Ramchander Reddy, Luxettipet MLA N. Diwakar Rao and MLCs Sultan Ahmed and K. Premsagar Rao attended the public meetings.
YSR condoles death of former President
Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Tuesday condoled the death of former President R. Venkataraman. He said the country lost a great leader and that the void was difficult to be filled. The Chief Minister also condoled the death of K. V. N. Prasad (38), bureau in-charge of Telugu daily “Vartha” in Guntur, following a heart attack. TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu, APCC chief D. Srinivas and State BJP president Bandaru Dattatreya also condoled the death of Venkatraman.
‘YSR Government empowered women’
Union Minister of State for Human Resources Daggubati Purandareswari said that the State Government has given a new meaning to women’s empowerment through the implementation of Indira Kranthi Padham scheme.
Participating in a debate on the implementation of the Indira Kranthi Padham and Minority Welfare schemes held at Anakapalle on Tuesday, she said that the credit for bringing out the latent talent among women goes to the Rajasekhara Reddy Government. Several welfare schemes were being implemented for the advancement of women socially and economically.