Naidu grooms mission heads
Naidu grooms mission heads.In a review meeting with seven mission conveners here on Saturday, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asked them to incorporate the best practices and see that the production was enhanced by 30 percent.
Hyderabad: In a review meeting with seven mission conveners here on Saturday, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asked them to incorporate the best practices and see that the production was enhanced by 30 percent. Emphasising on encouraging drip irrigation, Naidu said it could help tomato farmers to have the crop for three times a year so that they could earn nearly Rs 1 lakh per year (Rs 30,000 for every crop).In view of the increased consumption of fruits, dairy products, meat and poultry, Naidu said the Primary Sector Mission head should focus on meeting the demand and educate people about the health benefits of consuming them.
The Chief Minister directed the Social Sector Mission head to focus on bring down infant mortality rate and maternal mortality rate to meet the millennium development goals and sustainable development goals. He said Rayalaseema should be turned into a horticulture hub. Andhra Pradesh had the potential to become aquaculture hub, he said adding that PepsiCo would procure huge amounts of agriculture produce and would soon start operations in Sri City SEZ.
Naidu further said that contribution of tissue-culture banana to the GSDP was between Rs 3,000 crore and Rs 6,700 crore. Walmart, Lulu and a US-based juice-maker were keen on investing in Andhra Pradesh, he added. The Chief Minister said the State would give additional funds if income-generating sources were identified. “Industries and Horticulture departments should coordinate in food-processing and cold-chain linkages”, he added.
The Chief Minister said the government was keen on spending Rs 300 crore for solid-waste management and bio-fuel production. This would help beautify urban areas and use bio-fuel for power generation, he said. He directed that construction of buildings should happen in a hassle-free way, without any complaints from builders. “Even Bill payments should happen in a transparent manner,” the Chief Minister added. In the vicinity of ports, the Chief Minister suggested, that a logistics hub be established. All heads of departments and commissioners were present at the meeting.