Hyderabad, Aug.15 (NSS): The Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy has announced that his government will introduce a new system to ensure transparent, timely and effective services to the people at field level without giving any scope for corruption. He also reiterated the government’s commitment to welfare of the people.

            The Chief Minister hoisted the national fag at the   65th Independence Day Celebrations at Parade Grounds here.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said the government was aimed at speeding up the development of the state. He was striving to extend effective, transparent, answerable and corruption-less administration in the state. The benefits of free power, Rs.2 per kg rice, pensions, Rajiv Aarogyasree and tuition fee reimbursement would be made directly to reach the beneficiaries of the schemes. In addition to this, new welfare schemes would be launched for the youth, women, SCs, STs, BCs and Minorities. Balance would be maintained in the development of all the regions and all the sections, he added.       The Chief Minister assured that benefits would be delivered to 35 lakh eligible applicants who represented for ration cards, houses, pensions etc., during the Racchabanda programme.

Terming the government as farmers’ government, he reminded that several programmes have been taken up to make   agriculture    profitable to the farmers. He pointed out that the Government has extended subsidy of Rs.27,000 crores for 18 lakh free power connections in the last seven years. The interest on crop loans was also reduced to seven percent from the earlier 11, he added.

Explaining the welfare measures of the state government, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy informed that 35 irrigation projects of Jalayagnam would be completed in the next three years and additional 36 lakh acres   of land would be brought under cultivation in the state. The government was trying for national project status to Polavaram, Pranahitha-Chevella irrigation projects. In addition to R and R package, Indiramma houses have been sanctioned to 1.8 lakh displaced families of irrigation projects. Similarly, the Government has also recognized the importance of minor irrigation projects, he added.

The Chief Minister announced that “Indira Jala Prabha” would be launched on October 2 for development of 10 lakh acres of waste lands belonging to SCs and STs with Rs 1,600 crores.  By drilling one lakh bore wells, drip irrigation would be provided to these lands.  With Indira Jala Prabha, five lakh BPL families would be brought above poverty line.


            Quoting the words of Swamy Vivekananda that “without improvement of living conditions of women, it was impossible to the world to achieve progress”, the Chief Minister said the government was implementing different schemes for empowerment of women in the state. He listed out the welfare schemes meant for women. Rs. 9,000 crores of loans with pavala vaddi would be extended to the SHGs through banks this year, he added. “To save the women from the clutches of micro finance institutions, a special women financial institution would be set up with Rs.1,000 crore to extend second term loans to SHG members”, he informed.

The Chief Minister announced that it was decided to fill up one lakh vacant jobs in various departments. Such a jumbo job recruitment was first time in the history of the state, he claimed. In addition to this, the recruitment system would be strengthened to avoid any irregularities, he added.

Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy stated that “Rajiv Education, Employment Mission” would be launched soon to train the youth to meet the recruitments of the industry.  Under the mission, 15 lakh jobs would be provided to youth in the next three years with industry linkage, he added. A study centre would be setup for minority students in the proposed new Haj House at Shamshabad, for which 10 acres land and Rs 125 crores have been sanctioned by the government, he added.

Saying that the government has planned to achieve slum-free towns in the state, he said that pucca houses would be constructed in 1,500 slums with an estimated cost of Rs 9,000 crores under Raajiv Aavas Yojana.           He reiterated that the government’s aim was to extend good governance, which would wipe out the tears of common people, as dreamt by Mahathma Gandhi. He ended his speech with the words “good days are ahead to the people of the state”.(NSS)


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