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Minister Tummala distributes Bathukamma sarees in Khammam

Minister Tummala distributes Bathukamma sarees in Khammam
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To respect women of the Telangana State, the State government has introduced several social welfare schemes for their betterment, said the Roads and...

##BIG-IMAGEKhammam: To respect women of the Telangana State, the State government has introduced several social welfare schemes for their betterment, said the Roads and Buildings Minister Tummala Nageshwar Rao here in the town on Monday.

The Minister launched the saree distribution programme introduced for the first time by the State government on the occasion of the Bathukamma festival here in his adopted village Maddulapalli in Khammam district. He participated in the saree distribution programme covering various mandals within the Palair constituency.

The Roads & Buildings Minister also participated in several developmental programmes and laid foundation stones.

He laid the foundation stones for the construction of three additional classrooms in Mallepalli Zilla Parishad High School at a cost of Rs 22 lakh, the construction of OHSR tanks at Rajeshwarapuram at a cost of Rs 121.21 lakh, at Ammagudem at a cost of Rs 65.11 lakh and at Konaigudem at a cost of Rs 46.5 lakh, all within the Nelakondapalli mandal.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Nageshwar Rao said that the State government was distributing Bathukamma sarees to nearly 1.40 crore women present across the State to celebrate the festival happily. As part of the programme, sarees were distributed to nearly 4.49 lakh women in the district.

Tummala said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was striving to transform the State into Bangaru Telangana by taking up such social welfare and development programmes meant for all the sections of the society. The Minister said that under the social welfare sector, the State government was investing around Rs. 40,000 crore for the welfare of women. For the welfare of farmers, the government introduced several schemes and was ready to dole out Rs 4,000 per one acre of land for one crop from next year, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy said that women leaders of Muddulapalli village were fully aware of the various types of welfare schemes taken up by the State government. They were working hard to ensure that the welfare measures reach the people, thus, transforming the villages into model village, he added.

Reddy said that the Bathukamma festival which was very popular in Telangana State, got worldwide recognition due to the consistent efforts made by Nizamababad MP K Kavitha. All the people must celebrate this festival on a grand scale with their family members, he added conveying his greetings on the occasion.

Later the Roads & Buildings Minister distributed Kalyana Lakshmi and Shadi Mubarak cheques to around 65 beneficiaries of Rajeswarapuram of Nelakondapalli mandal. Zilla Parishad chairperson Gadepalli Kavitha, chairman of the State Industries Development Corporation Shaik Budan Baig, Zilla Parishad CEO Marapaka Nagesh, RDO Purnachandra, Khammam and Nelakondapalli Agriculture Market Committee Chairmen G Krishna and Shakamuri Ramesh, city Mayor Dr.G Papa Lal, Tahsildars, ZPTCs, MPPs and sarpanchs were present on the occasion.

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