Raghuveera vows to bring back 'Indiramma Rajyam'
Anantapuramu: Revenue Minister N Raghuveera Reddy said that he would not hesitate to quit...
Anantapuramu: Revenue Minister N Raghuveera Reddy said that he would not hesitate to quit politics if the welfare schemes were derailed. He launched the 'Amma Hastham' scheme at the Government Junior College in the town on Tuesday. Anantapuram MLA B Gurunath Reddy presided over the programme.
Speaking at the programme, the Minister claimed that the government's aim is to bring back 'Indiramma Rajyam'. He said that the scheme is being implemented to make available essential commodities to the poor at an affordable cost. "Commodities worth Rs 292 are sold for Rs 185 and these are provided as one pack to prevent pilferage and misuse," he said.
Raghuveera Reddy revealed that within the next two months government would sanction 15 lakh ration cards, six lakh pensions and five lakh houses. SCs and STs, who are not in a position to construct houses, would be provided a financial assistance of Rs one lakh, he added. The Minister alleged that opposition parties in the State were suffering with election fever. He criticized that TDP, YSRCP and left parties opposed SC/ ST sub-plan in the wake of general elections.
He said that law would take its own course in the matter of ministers accused in the YS Jaganmohan Reddy's disproportionate assets case. MLA Gurunath Reddy asked the Collector to take steps for the sale of these commodities in rations shops for 15 days in a month. He appealed to the officials to take all necessary steps for the implementation of the scheme in the district. MLAs Madhsudhan Gupta, Sudhakar, MLC Tippe Swamy, In-charge Collector Satyanarayana, Additional Joint Collector Chennakeshava Rao, DRO Sudershan Reddy, MRO Balarami Reddy and other officials participated in the programme.
Protocol row YSRCP MLA Gurnath Reddy expressed unhappiness over the violation of protocol. Instead of local MLA Gurunath Reddy, District Collector's name was printed as the president of the meeting in the invitation card. Infuriated over this Gurunath Reddy refused to step on to the dais. Raghuveera Reddy intervened and sent DCC President Madhsudhan Gupta to pacify the MLA.
Nellore: Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy said that 'Amma Hastham' scheme is being implemented to provide essential commodities at subsidized prices to white ration card holders. He launched the 'Amma Hastham' scheme at the KAC Junior College in the town on Tuesday.
He said that nine essential commodities - one kg red gram, 1 litre palmolein oil, 1kg wheat flour, 1kg wheat and iodized salt each, quarter kg chilli powder, 100 gm turmeric powder, half kg each sugar and tamarind are provided at a cost of Rs 185. The market price of these commodities is Rs 292. He said that RS 660 crore would be spent annually for this scheme. The Minister said that Rs 3000 crore expenditure is incurred for subsidized rice supplied at a price of Rs 1 per kg.
"Of the target of 1.44 lakh metric tonnes of rice procurement for 'Mana Biyyam' scheme in the district 94,000 metric tonnes were procured," he said. 'Mana Biyyam' scheme would be implemented from May 1. He said that the State government allocated Rs 12,000 crore for loans to SHG members much higher than the previous government allocation of Rs 600 crore. A Later, the Minister released pamphlets and posters of the scheme and distributed essential commodities packs to beneficiaries.
Nellore MLA Mungamuri Sirdhara Krishna Reddy presided over the programme. District Collector B Sridhar said that the scheme would be extended to 8 lakh white ration card holders in the district. Nellore Dairy Chairman Ranga Reddy, Anam Vijay Kumar Reddy, Joint Collector Lakshmikantham and other officials participated in the programme.
'Amma Hastham', a boon for the poor
Kadapa: Minority Welfare Minister Ahmadulla claimed that 'Amma Hastham' programme is a boon to the poor. Minister Ahmadulla along with District Collector Kona Shashidhar launched the programme at the Neknamkhan Kalakshetram in the town on Tuesday. The Minister said that each family would benefit an amount of Rs 107 per month. A total of 7,07,016 white ration card holders in the district would benefit from the scheme.