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The Andhra Pradesh Government is facing serious financial crunch and is facing problems even to pay the salaries as the Centre was yet to release the funds that is due to the State. AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who spent two days meeting eleven ministers, including the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he had urged the Centre to release funds earmarked under the AP Reorganisation Act.

CM Naidu meets PM, Finance Minister for release of 18k cr

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Government is facing serious financial crunch and is facing problems even to pay the salaries as the Centre was yet to release the funds that is due to the State. AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who spent two days meeting eleven ministers, including the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he had urged the Centre to release funds earmarked under the AP Reorganisation Act.

AP entitles to get Rs 320 crore per month as central assistance from the date of bifurcation. Chandrababu Naidu said that he had explained to the Union finance minister about the cash crunch the government was facing and how it was struggling even to meet the salary bill of the government employees.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in New Delhi on Friday (PTI)

The state government had projected in the budget that it would get about Rs 45,670 crore during the financial year 2014-15. Of this Rs 16,389 crore was due as State share in taxes and Rs 28,602 as grants. But according to sources in the finance department till end of December the State received Rs 27,222 which includes Rs 12,602 taxes that is due to the State. Naidu during his meeting with Jaitley is learnt to have requested him to ensure that the balance of Rs 18,448 crore was released before March.

During his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Naidu is said to have drawn the attention of the PM about the release of Rs 1000 crore for Hudhud relief. He also invited Modi to attend Godavari Pushkarams. He said the Prime Minister assured him that the Centre would resolve all problems and development of the State.

He also said he had discussed with the central ministers about the need to encourage industries, special package for the State, special status to the State, financial assistance for building of new capital and other issues. The AP Chief Minister said he has urged the Centre to allocate an additional Rs 1,500 crore for employment guarantee programme.

He requested Union Minister Uma Bharati to grant Rs 5,000 crore spent on Polavaram project. He also requested the Railway Minister to modernize railway stations in AP besides creating a new zone at Visakhapatnam. Naidu was accompanied by Union ministers Ashok Gajapati Raju and Sujana Choudary, MP C M Ramesh, State government representative in Delhi Kambhampati Rammohan Rao and senior officers.

Speaking to media later, Chandrababu Naidu said he met eleven Union ministers during his two-day stay in the national capital and impressed upon them to help the State in development and construction of new capital.

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