Rise in incomes will reduce inequalities: Chandrababu Naidu
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that reducing the economic imbalances in the society was the prime objective ofPedarikampai Gelupu programme under which the government takes up the responsibility of increasing personal incomes of families
Tirupati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that reducing the economic imbalances in the society was the prime objective of ‘Pedarikampai Gelupu programme under which the government takes up the responsibility of increasing personal incomes of families.
Addressing the beneficiaries of various welfare schemes of SC, ST, BC, Minority corporations and Adarana scheme at SV Veterinary University grounds in Tirupati on Thursday, the Chief Minister stressed that TDP was formed for the welfare of poor people, especially those belonging to Backward Caste Communities who were the backbone of the party who stood by it at all times.
The government aims to see that the income of every household should cross Rs.10,000 per month. Through MEPMA, DWCRA and other associations, efforts are being made to achieve this goal.
“The society was left with various imbalances as the governments have ignored the spirit of Ambedkar due to which poor have become poorer and rich became richer. The government has been initiating and striving on various welfare schemes to see the upliftment of poorer sections,” he maintained.
By being number one in ease of doing business, the State could get more investments and more job opportunities. To grab these opportunities skilled manpower is required and the government established Skill Development Corporation.
AP was the only State in the country to record double digit growth though it has started its journey from zero after bifurcation. Though Central Government was not cooperating, the State was moving ahead with several programmes, he said.
He termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a man of words and elections only without any action. In the State, the development works from remote village level have been taken up and one can witness the cement roads, individual toilets, gas connections, garbage collection from households through which compost was being made, LED Street lighting among other things, he said.
For those engaged in their hereditary professions, government has been providing modern tools. The government has earmarked Rs.64,422 crore for welfare schemes during the four years out of which Rs.58,000 crore were spent; Rs.1000 crore were allotted to Adarana scheme under which phase II was now being implemented. There will be two more phases.
He further said that State government has been establishing MSME parks in every constituency in the State. Out of 175 parks, land was allotted to 95 and work started at 35 places. The district has completed 1,06,000 farm ponds which will benefit them a lot.
With Sankranthi kanuka, Ramzan Thofa and Christmas gift, poor people also can celebrate the festivals. He reiterated that nowhere in the country nutritious food was being provided for Rs.5 which TDP government has introduced in the name of ‘Anna Canteens’.
At the end of the meeting DSC candidates raised slogans demanding justice for which the Chief Minister took serious note and warned them to be dignified. He also visited various stalls set up at the meeting venue.
Earlier, Ministers NMd Farooq, K Atchannaidu and MP Dr N Siva Prasad also spoke. Minister N Amaranatha Reddy, ZP Chairperson S Geervani, MLCs B Rajasimhulu, G Srinivasulu, G Saraswathi, MLAs M Suguna, DK Satya Prabha, G Sankar, B Gopala Krishna Reddy and other leaders, senior officials participated. District Collector PS Pradyumna welcomed the dignitaries.