TS Government focus is on welfare: Chandulal

TS Government focus is on welfare: Chandulal
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Minister for Tourism and Tribal Welfare A Chandulal said that government is committed towards economic empowerment of the tribal communities

Mahabubabad: Minister for Tourism and Tribal Welfare A Chandulal said that government is committed towards economic empowerment of the tribal communities.

Participating in several developmental activities taken up with an estimated cost of Rs 2.62 crore in Kothaguda mandal on Friday, the Minister said government has been spending crores of rupees for the creation of infrastructural development in remotest areas of the State.

“Due to government’s emphasis on strengthening education system on par with the private institutions, enrolment in the State-run schools has gone up considerably,” he said. Government has been implementing various programmes to address the health and educational needs of the tribal communities, he added.

Referring to the Rythu Bandhu scheme, he said that government had introduced it to provide investment subsidy of Rs 4,000 per acre to farmers. Under the scheme, the owner of each acre of land under cultivation will get Rs 8,000 per annum, he added.

In addition to investment support, the government is rolling out Rythu Bheema insurance scheme that provides Rs 5 lakh in case of farmer’s death, the Minister said.

District Collector Ch Sivalingaiah said the fourth phase of the Haritha Haram is in full swing in the region. “Plantation of 45 lakh saplings out of the target 96 lakh is already completed,” he said, stating that rest of the target will be achieved in the next fortnight.

Joint collector K Damodar Reddy, Mulugu agriculture market yard chairman A Prahlad and special officer of the mandal Priyanka were present.

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