Addressing a public meeting at Asifabad as part of the Rachabanda programme, the Chief Minister recalled that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has brought a revolution in the country with her slogan of ‘Gharibi Hatao’.
Taking inspiration from Indira Gandhi, the State Government would ensure ‘Roti, kapda, maakan’ to the common people, he said adding that Rs 1-a-kilo rice scheme was among several initiatives taken in this regard.
The Chief Minister listed out various programmes taken by his government in the recent past. He said nearly 30 lakh ration cards were issued to the poor people across the State during the first and second phase of Rachabanda programme.
Of this, nearly 44,000 cards have been issued in the Adilabad district alone. Similarly, of nearly 8 lakh pensions for poor, widows and old age people, more than 17,000 pensions have been issued for Adilabad district.
Regarding housing scheme, the Chief Minister said that since 2004, the state government has constructed 52 lakh houses for the poor. Presently, the construction of nearly 15 lakh houses is still on and the government proposes to construct 32,000 more houses for people falling in various categories.
Kiran Kumar Reddy announced that the government would set up 52 model schools in the district. He said drip irrigation projects would also be started soon in the district. Earlier, the Chief Minister launched the Kommaram Bheem project constructed at a cost of Rs 450 crore.