Striving for greener AP

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He participated in the district-level Vanam-Manam programme along with Deputy Chief Minister,Nimmakayala Chinarajappa and district in-charge Minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao at Ramavaram village in Jaggampeta mandal on Friday. In this connection, he said that as a part of this effort the State government was contemplating to complete the Polavaram left main canal works by may 2017. 

Rajamahendravram: Efforts have been made to provide irrigation potential to upland constituencies like Rajanagaram, Jaggampeta, Prathipadu, Tuni in East Godavari district, where the dry lands require irrigation facilities, said Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu.

He participated in the district-level Vanam-Manam programme along with Deputy Chief Minister,Nimmakayala Chinarajappa and district in-charge Minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao at Ramavaram village in Jaggampeta mandal on Friday. In this connection, he said that as a part of this effort the State government was contemplating to complete the Polavaram left main canal works by may 2017.

Speaking on the welfare measures, the Minister said that Rs 40,000 crore out of Rs 1.15 lakh budget is being spent on welfare for the people of the State.

The State Water Resources Minister, Deveneni Uma Maheswara Rao, who also participated in this programme, said that steps have been taken to complete the Polavaram left main canal works to provide irrigation facilities in five to six constituencies and this would synchronise Yeleru reservoir to provide irrigation water to these constituencies.

Deputy Chief Minister Nimmakayala Chinarajappa said that State government had planned to plant one crore saplings through Vanam-Manam programme in the State on Friday and 15.60 lakh in East Godavari district alone.

He further said that the State government had decided to provide a plant to each of the families of the new born babies to plant and protect it. With regard to improving greenery in hilly areas and the sea coast area, DWCRA women would be given seeds to grow plants in hilly areas and to encourage casuarina trees in the sea coast.

Earlier, the Ministers participated in the plantation programme at Ramavaram and distributed fruit-bearing plants to individual households. At Narendrapuram, Ministers participated in launching of Sri Jyothula Nehru Foundation, an NGO
to serve the needy in education and medical field.

ZP Chiarperson Namana Rambabu, MP Thota Narasimham, District Collector H Arun Kumar, MLAs Jyothula Nehru, Varupula Subba Rao, Pendurthi Venkatesh, SVSN Varma, MLC B Baskara Rama Rao, Naveen Kumar, president of Jyothula Foundation and others attended the programme.

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