CM launches land distribution

CM said the interest on the loans taken by the women’s group was being taken care of by the state government from July this year

Puttaparti: Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said here on Saturday that his government was implementing welfare schemes to give respectability and self-confidence to every poor man in the state. Addressing a public meeting after starting the sixth phase of land distribution, he said to enhance the respectability and position of the women in the society, the land pattas were being given in their names.

The Congress government has so far distributed 7.80 acres of land to 5.6 lakh poor people in six installments. He said that in the sixth installment alone 14, 306 acres of land was allotted to 7, 239 farmers in Anantapur district. He asserted that every inch of the cultivable land would be allotted to the poor people in the next six months.

He said the interest on the loans taken by the women’s group was being taken care of by the state government from July this year, and allocated Rs 1,500 crore for the purpose. Previously, women were dependent on men at every stage of their lives and now the position had changed.

In the Kharif season, it would be enough for the farmers to repay the principal amount of Rs 1 lakh and the interest would be borne by the government. He said the government was taking steps to provide irrigation water for ten lakh acres of SC and ST farmers through the Indira Jalaprabha. The CM said the concessional power tariff would be continued for the Satyasai Suprespeciality Hospital.

The government would extend all the co-operation help for the drinking water project of Satyasai Trust to supply drinking water to 118 villages in Puttaparti, Bukkapatnam and Kothachervu mandals, he added. He promised to release water to Jeedipalli Reservoir from the Srisailam dam by the end of this month.

Agriculture minister N Raghuveera Reddy said that since NTR time every Chief Minister promised to complete the Jeedipalli Reservoir, but the Kiran Kumar Government was making it a reality by the month end. Ministers Ganta Srinivas Rao, S Shailajanath and others participated in the programme.

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