Hyderabad: The state government is contemplating to take up development of 10 lakh acres of lands belonging to weaker section classes within two years from now under Indira Jala Prabha scheme at a whopping cost of Rs 1600 crore, announced Chief Minister N Niran Kumar Reddy.
He was interacting with the farmers and villagers of Vaddepally village of Doulatabad mandal of Medak district, here on Friday, after laying foundations and inaugurations to a series of different development works worth Rs 27.49 crore.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said that the basic aim of the government to develop the lands comprehensively, which also includes, digging bore-wells and provision of Drip irrigation facility, is to bring the weaker sections families above the Below Poverty Line.
He also announced provision of basic amenities including CC Roads and Drains in SC/ST colonies worth a total of Rs 1000 crore.
He re-iterated the government stand to provide fee-reimbursement worth Rs 3600 crore per annum to the students belonging to weaker section community.
Nowhere in the entire Country or in the World, such a facility is available for the students, the Chief Minister remarked.
He said that government mulls to take up Education week from 13th June, in all the Gram Panchayats in the State, to stress upon the importance of education among the rural masses besides re-admitting school drop outs back to schools.
Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy informed that government plans to construct 1000 schools at an estimated cost of Rs 350 crore at the rate of Rs 35 lakh each besides 2500 high school buildings, the foundation of which will be taken up on a single day, he said.
As many as 350 Model schools each at a cost of Rs 3 crore will also be taken up, he said.
To get first hand information about the problems being faced regarding developmental activities in every constituency by reviewing with the concerned Public representatives, it is planned to visit all the 294 constituencies in the State in the ensuing six months period starting from June 8th from Srikakulam district, the Chief Minister announced.
Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said that for the pregnant women belonging to weaker sections an additional 5 Kg rice for 10 months besides dal and iodised salt will be provided.
He advocated the women folk to go for institutional deliveries and maintenance of health and hygiene in the surroundings they living in. Health Week in all the gram panchayats is also proposed to be taken up very soon, he said.
The Chief Minister said that Rs 9,083 crores worth of Bank linkage will be given to the SHG women this fiscal and announced Rs two crore for construction of Mahila Building in the mandal and assured for its immediate release.
On the request of the local MLA, Mutyam Reddy, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy assured for solving drinking water problem in Dubbak Constituency worth Rs 40 crore.
He also assured to give sanction either a Polytechnic or a Junior College in the Constituency. Earlier, the Chief Minister also visited the SC Weaker Section Colony and integrated with the villagers and also had Community lunch with them.
Ministers Manikya Vara Prasad, J Geeta Reddy, C Damodhar Rajanarsimha, Sunita Laxma Reddy, Suresh Shetkar, MP, Zaheerabad,, M Balaiah, ZP Chairman, MLAs of the district, District Collector, Mr.S.Suresh Kumar and others also attended the meeting.(INN)