VISAKHAPATNAM: Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development P Narayana said that the government was planning to take up more woman empowerment programmes in the state. The TDP government was very much concerned about the welfare of women, he added.
While interacting with the self help group (SHG) members in the city Wednesday, the minister has said that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is planning to introduce several women’s welfare programmes.
He called upon women to form SHGs to utilise government benefits. The minister has said that the women in the rural pockets were gaining more than their urban counterparts. He urged the women in the urban areas to join SHGs and make use of government schemes.
Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao, on the occasion, said that though the government has been facing severe financial crisis, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu stood on his pre-poll promises and has been waiving the loans of SHG members. Later, the minister convened a meeting with the GVMC officials and reviewed the progress of various projects in the city.
Addressing the officials, minister Narayana said that the government was very keen on supplying drinking water to each house and also building sewage plants in all municipalities in the state.
The government has decided to generate power from garbage and added that the works would be endorsed to AP Genco. In each district, one power generation unit would be set up, Narayana informed.
Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao stressed the need to take up the construction of individual toilets and keeping the city clean and green. MLAs, Anakapalle MP, VUDA vice chairman and GVMC commissioner were present.
At an another meeting with all the head masters of GVMC schools, minister Narayana directed them to conduct special summer classes to shape up the students to compete at national level and appear for competitive examinations.
The special summer classes would be started in Guntur, Mangalagiri, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam corporations this year, the minister added.