Hyderabad: Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana on Thursday stated that party rank and file have been directed to create awareness among the people about the government schemes and programmes.
Talking to media persons after emerging out of District Congress Committee presidents and Vice-presidents meeting at Gandhi Bhavan, the PCC chief said that the DCCs have been asked to create awareness on government schemes and programmes in all districts and take them to door steps of people.
As part of awareness drive to be conducted from June 19-20, he said the cadre would explain scheme details and benefits and take them to doorsteps of people.
Mr Satyanarayana pointed out that the awareness programmes would particularly focus on the Schedules Castes/Scheduled Tribes and Backward Class community members.
He said that the government has also taken steps to provide crop insurance for tenant farmers without any documents.
The gram Panchayats resolution is enough for providing insurance for tenant farmers, the PCC chief said. About 26 lakh farmers would be benefitted under the schemes in the state, he stated.
Mr Satyanarayana added that Rs 16,000 loan would be provided to farmers of SC/ST/BCs under Indira Jala prabha programme. For this programme, the government will allocate Rs 1600 crore.
He said that 1040 schools buildings would be opened by June 25 and foundation stone for construction of 2,000 schools by June 20-25.
The PCC chief added that the government would make amendment to law to provide reservation to BCs in the local bodies by convening special assembly session.
For the first time, PCC chief had a face-to-face interaction with all DCC presidents and vice-presidents contrary to former PCC chief D Srinivas.
The meeting was attended by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha, Speaker Nadendla Manohar and Deputy Speaker Mallu Batti vikramarka and other Cabinet Ministers.(INN)