Govt to develop roads in rural areas: Minister
Khammam: Minister for Horticulture Ramireddy Venkat Reddy said that the State Government was giving much importance to develop all inner roads and...
Khammam: Minister for Horticulture Ramireddy Venkat Reddy said that the State Government was giving much importance to develop all inner roads and enhance the basic infrastructure in rural areas. Venkat Reddy on Saturday laid foundation stones for the construction of a road between Kusumanchi and Lingaram Thanda at a cost of Rs 1 crore and another BT road from Nayakulagudem R &B road to Mandadi Narsaiahgudem at a cost of Rs 40 lakh in Kusumanchi mandal. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the State Government had allocated Rs 7,000 crore for 'Bangaru Talli' scheme and it would be giving a legal status to the scheme soon. Later, the Minister took part in a programme in Khammam town where he distributed the cheques of interest-free loans to SHG women. District Collector Siddarth Jain, Khammam Agriculture Market Committee Chairman M Radha Kishore, Municipal Commissioner Srinivasa Rao and other officials were present. At the Trade Association Building, Ramreddy Venkat Reddy attended a 'Chinnari Choopu' programme and distributed spectacles to needy schoolchildren who were identified with sight-related problems during the preliminary eye check-up. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that of a total of 2.68 lakh students studying in the Government schools across the district, about 25,000 students were facing the sight-related problems and the Government had decided to distribute spectacles to all needy schoolchildren in a phased manner.