VINUKONDA: Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has reiterated that in spite of financial problems, the state government is committed to fulfilling its promises and on October 22, 20 per cent of farm loans will be waived.
Speaking at the ‘Janmabhoomi - Maa Vooru’ programme in Savalapuram Wednesday, Naidu said within 100 days of assuming power, old-age pensions were increased from Rs 200 to Rs 1,000 and pension for disabled from Rs 500 to Rs 1,500.
“My goal is to turn AP into Swarnandhra and to accomplish seven missions, five grids have been formed. We are providing 20-hour power supply to homes and arrangements have been made for distribution of LED lights at the rate of Rs 10 each. Soon, we shall ensure that all villages get BT roads and all homes are supplied with LPG gas,” Naidu said.
The CM, who stay put in the Vinukonda constituency throughout the day, left no stone unturned to explain to people about the various initiatives he had taken after assuming power.
“A person who does not use toilet is not a human being at all,” the CM said and urged the people to construct toilets in every home to turn AP into ‘Swachh Andhra.
The CM also participated in ‘Badi Pilusthondi’ programme at the Government Junior College in Vinukonda. Interacting with schoolchildren, he promised them iPads.
He announced that a veterinary college would be set up at Vinukonda the town would be developed as an education centre. He also promised to provide safe drinking water to Vinukonda constituency which is plagued by fluoride problem.
Earlier, the CM planted trees as part of the ‘Neeru-Chettu’ progarmme. Speaking on the occasion, he pointed out that there was a 42 per cent deficit rainfall in Guntur, due to lack of greenery. He announced that the government was making plans to plant 25 crore trees at the rate of five trees per person in the state and urged every one to plant trees.
SALVOS AT KCR
As crowds cheered Naidu at a roadshow in Vinukonda, he said: “While AP has 24- hour power supply, Telangana is suffering due to power cuts. Instead of negotiating with the Union power minister and solving the problem, KCR is accusing me of creating power problem in Telangana. KCR blames me for whatever that happens in Telangana. Even if wife and husband quarrel, KCR points a finger at me. He should stop indulging in politics and concentrate on development,” said Naidu.