VEMURU (GUNTUR DISTRICT):“The Telugu Desam Party is a party of the poor and the backward classes are its backbone”. So said Chief Minister and TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu while speaking at a public meeting after launching the party’s ‘Jana Chaitanya Yatra’ -- a mass contact programme aimed at propagating the various welfare schemes and developmental programmes of the government in the state -- at Vemuru in Guntur district on Tuesday.
Asserting that his government was committed to uplifting the living standards of the poor and weaker sections, he claimed that it was the TDP which had first introduced several welfare schemes for their benefit. He recalled that it was the TDP founder-president late NT Rama Rao, who had introduced the welfare schemes like supply of rice at a subisidised price of Rs 2 a kg and construction of ‘pucca’ houses for the poor in the state in 1983.
Alleging that the Congress had ignored the welfare of the people and had only looted the state to benefit the family members of the former chief minister late YS Rajasekhara Reddy, he added that the TDP was implementing the welfare schemes whenever it came to power.
Reiterating that his government was committed to curbing the menace of corruption, he said that it was using all the available technologies for tackling corruption at all levels and in all departments.
Though the state suffered from lack of financial resources post-bifurcation, the TDP government was implementing several welfare schemes along with development programmes for the past 18 months, he said and wanted the party cadres to din this into the public mind during the ‘Jana Chaitanya Yatras’ to be held up to December 14.
Listing out the various welfare schemes implemented by his government for the past 18 months, he elaborated about the number of beneficiaries and money being spent for implementing the welfare schemes and called up on all those people who had benefited from these schemes to extend their support to the ‘Jana Chaitanya Yatras’ by actively participating in them.
TDP state president Kimidi Kalavenkata Rao, ministers P Pulla Rao and R Kishore Babu, MLAs Alapati Rajendra Prasad, GV Anjineyulu and Nakka Anand Babu, MLC Ramakrishna and former minister Pushparaj were among those who were present at the meeting.
WATER FOR KRISHNA DELTA FROM JULY 2016
Announcing the release of (Godavari) water to Krishna Western and Eastern Deltas from July through the Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme, the Chief Minister said that all those farmers taking up cultivation under the Krishna Deltas would get adequate irrigation water from next July. “All the farmers can take up cultivation from July and can get their crop yields in time by the end for October”, he added.