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APNGOs to Donate Rs 203 cr for Capital

Published: 03rd April 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd April 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday appealed to the State government employees to donate one-day salary and the people to chip in with at least a ‘brick’ for the construction of the new State capital. Soon after his appeal, the APNGOs announced that they would contribute `203 crore for the capital construction.

Earlier, Naidu, at a video conference with officials from across the State, said, “I appeal to everybody to donate at least some amount of money to the capital development fund. I call upon every employee to donate their one-day salary. Every citizen should donate a brick for capital construction in order to make it a people’s capital.”

Stating that all government employees have a major stake in the development of the State, he asked them to set an example by actively taking part in the reconstruction process. Reading out the Cabinet resolution, naming the capital after Amaravathi, he said, “I would like to see every one of you participating in the development of the new capital as well as the entire State.”

He said the government has stabilised the power situation in the State with the help of the Centre. “This year, we are supplying 14 per cent excess power. In order to keep tabs on power consumption in government offices, we are planning to install pre-paid electricity metres,” Naidu told the officials.

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