YSR’s visit to Adilabad today
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy will visit Adilabad district on Monday to inaugurate some new facilities and lay foundation stone for a few new works at Mandamarri and Asifabad.
As per the tentative schedule of his visit, he will arrive at Mandamarri at 1 p.m. and attend locally arranged programmes besides addressing a public meeting.
He will then proceed to Asifabad and attend programmes and address a public meeting between 3.30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
YSR lays foundation for Wakf mall
Commercial mall would result in good revenue to the Wakf Board: Shabbir
Six-storeyed complex with a built up area of 1.47 lakh sq. feet will have shops, offices, restaurants
Complex on right side of Haj House being built on the 3,800 sq feet of land acquired by the Board
Welcome model: Secunderabad MP Anjan Kumar Yadav, Minister for Minorities Welfare Mohammed Ali Shabbir and Minister for Backward Class Welfare M. Mukesh Goud having a look at the model of Garden View Wakf Mall in Nampally on Sunday.
A commercial complex will come up on the open piece of land on the right side of Haj House in Nampally. Chief Minister Y.S. Rajashekhara Reddy laid foundation for the Rs. 35 crore Garden View Mall on Sunday.
The six-storeyed complex with a built up area of 1.47 lakh sq. feet will have 32 shops spread in three floors besides offices and restaurants on upper floors.
The programme was marred by slogan shouting Wakf Board employees who boycotted the function. They wanted to present a memorandum highlighting their problems to the Chief Minister but the latter hardly stayed.
Soon after unveiling the plaque he left the Haj House much to the surprise of the large number of people who had gathered there to listen to him.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Minorities Welfare, Mohd Ali Shabbir, said the commercial mall would result in good revenue to the Wakf Board.
The money required for building the complex would be pooled from the Board’s resources and Wakf institutions.
If necessary government would also provide financial assistance.
The complex was being built on the 3,800 sq feet of land acquired by the Board for Rs. 20 crore. Government had waived the stamp duty of Rs. 2 crore needed for its registration. The 3555 sq. feet of open land on the left side of Haj House acquired from Deccan Motors would be kept vacant for accommodating Haj pilgrims, Mr. Shabbir said.
He said the Rajashekhara Reddy government had created a history by taking back 50 acres of Dargah Hazrath Baba Sharfuddin land at Pahadi Shareef from APIIC and handing over the same to the Wakf Board. Its present value was Rs. 350 crore. This clearly proved the minority friendly attitude of the chief minister, Mr. Shabbir said. He said the steps taken by the government for welfare of minorities was being appreciated so much so that there was demand in other States to replicate the “YSR minority model”.
Earlier, Iliyase Sait, chairman, Wakf Board, welcomed the gathering. Anjan Kumar Yadav, MP, Mukesh Gowd, B.C. Welfare Minister, Rahimuddin Ansari, chairman, Urdu Academy, were among those present on the occasion.
Other States following our schemes: YSR
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has said the government’s welfare/development schemes have become role models with other States seeking to emulate them.
Addressing a ‘youth training camp’ organised by M. Shashidhar Reddy, MLA, here on Sunday, he said the government’s welfare measures, including reservations for minorities, were ‘unprecedented’. Many students belonging to the minority communities and BCs were getting the benefit of fee reimbursement. Dr. Reddy hailed AICC president Sonia Gandhi’s leadership qualities and spirit of sacrifice. He said youth were looking to AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi for inspiration. Mr. Shashidhar Reddy gave an overview of the programme and spoke of Rahul Gandhi’s vision to empower youth for bringing about a social and economic change. Amitha Dhawan, NSUI national spokesperson, lauded the camp.
NIMS to be on a par with AIIMS: YSR
NIMS university building inuagurated at Rangapur in Nalgonda district
Super-speciality hospital will be developed on the university campus
Out-patient services available at present; other facilities soon
State-of-the art: The newly-inaugurated NIMS University campus at Rangapur village in Nalgonda district. –
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has asserted that the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) University campus at Rangapur in Bibinagar mandal in the district will emerge as centre of excellence for providing comprehensive medical care, medical education and research facilities of international standards in the region.
The Chief Minister formally inaugurated the NIMS university building at Rangapur on Sunday. The university building is divided into four blocks and at present the area will be made available for offering out-patient services. The other blocks of the building will be ready soon.
Speaking at the inaugural function, the Chief Minister said that the Central government has sanctioned Rs. 100 crore for the development of the existing NIMS campus at Hyderabad. The State government has sanctioned Rs. 100 crore for construction of NIMS University campus in 161 acres at Rangapur to develop a super-specialty hospital with state-of-the art technology.
It is the endeavour of our government to develop the prestigious institute on the lines of the Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he said.
The NIMS University campus at Rangapur will be a beacon of hope for the poor particularly the rural masses of the region, he said and added that the out-patient services will be available at the campus at present. The remaining wings including the in-patient ward will become operational in two or three months, he said. The campus will become a major hub to provide post-graduate teaching and conduct research in the relevant disciplines of modern medicine and other allied sciences, he said.
The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Panabaka Lakshmi, Minister for Medical Education Galla Aruna Kumari, district Collector M. Purushotham Reddy and others were present.
YSR to inaugurate reservoir on Feb. 25
Facility at Chimakurthi will stabilise 75,000 acres
Ramatheertham reservoir will augment water supply to Ongole
In Ongole town, Chief Minister will unveil four statues on the day
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy will inaugurate the Rs. 52-crore Ramatheertham balancing reservoir near Chimakurthi and reach Ongole to unveil at least four statues on February 25.
As there is speculation that the Election Commission would issue notification for Lok Sabha and Assembly polls on February 26, it may turn out to be the last official programme for Dr. Reddy for this term.
After participating in public functions on February 24 and making night halt at Nellore, Dr. Reddy will arrive at Chimakurthi on February 25. He will inaugurate the Ramatheertham reservoir that will help stabilise 75,000 acres of ayacut under the Ongole branch canal of Nagarjuna Sagar Project.
It will augment drinking water supply to Ongole town and also provide drinking water to Kandukur town and Kanigiri panchayat.
With this, the government can boast of completing the Rs. 450-crore Gundlakamma and Ramatheertham projects taken up under the Jalayagnam project in the district.
While work is going on the Rs. 3,500-crore Veligonda project, which will take three more years for completion, the tiny Ulchi check-dam is languishing in the district.
Though the Gundlakamma project has been completed, water has not been released to the ayacut due to various reasons. ]
While canals are not completed downstream due to litigation in land acquisition, farmers refuse to give up tobacco and Bengal gram crops in the upper reaches. So the project could not bring much change in the cropping pattern in its envisaged ayacut.
The Chief Minister will reach Ongole to unveil the statues of Mother Theresa and Ambedkar near Prakasam Bhavan and that of Kasu Brahmananda Reddy at South bypass road.
He will also unveil the statue of Dasari Menu, international chess player who had died in an accident, at Kapu Kalyanamandapam.