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'Amma Hastham' a boon to the poor, says Undavalli

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Rajahmundry: Rajahmundry MP Undavalli Arun Kumar has formally launched the 'Amma Hastham' programme to provide nine essential commodities for Rs 185...

rajamundryRajahmundry: Rajahmundry MP Undavalli Arun Kumar has formally launched the 'Amma Hastham' programme to provide nine essential commodities for Rs 185 to the below poverty level families at Tahsildar Office in Rajahmundry on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the State government has launched this programme to cater to the needs of the poor families in the State. He requested the people to utilise the opportunity to get commodities at a cheaper rate than the market rate. City MLA Routhu Surya Prakasa Rao said that all the 74,381 card holders in the city would get provisions and requested the officials to ensure proper distribution to all the eligible families. Basing on the complaints on supply of essential commodities in certain ration shops in the city, he said that stringent action would be taken against such people. In all, 100 ration card holders were given essential commodities at this function and the remaining would be given at ration shops, he added Rajahmundry Rural MLA Chandana Ramesh,Urban Tashildar G Seshagiri Rao ,Hitakarini Samajam president B Srinivas and others attended. 'Amma Hastham for the benefit of downtrodde' Vizianagaram: 'Amma Hastsham' was launched for the benefit of the underprivileged, said Nellimerla MLA Badukonda Appala Naidu. The government was implementing many schemes for the uplift of weaker sections and this scheme was part of it, he said and suggested to the people to avail the facility. The MLA along with Collector M Veerabrahmaih launched the 'Amma Hastham' scheme at Gudivada village in Bhogapuram mandal of Vizianagaram district on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the 'Grama Sandarahana' programme, which was launched by the Collector to redress the grievances of the people, was laudable. He clarified that the price of essential commodities that were being distributed under 'Amma Hastham' would not be hiked in future. He claimed that the government was taking measures for the welfare of SCs and STs through Sub-Plan. The dream of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to develop the SC and ST Colonies was realised by the government, he recalled. Roads, drainage system, drains, Anganwadi Centres, schools, and grave yards would be developed through Indiramma Kalalu programme in SC and ST Colonies, he said. Foundation stones were laid for several development works with Rs 34 lakh in Gudivada village and soon they would be completed, he said. Collector M Veerabrahmaiah said that 25,000 people in Bhogapuram mandal would be benefited through 'Amma Hastham' programme. Over 25,000 families are yet to get white ration cards and steps would be taken to distribute the cards to them soon, he assured. Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer N Mohan Rao, Mandal Special Officer and Women and Child Welfare Department project director Roberts and other officials were present.
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