VISAKHAPATNAM :The fourth phase of the ‘Janmabhoomi-Maa Vooru’ was kicked off in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts on Monday. The ministers, MLAs, officials and all the TDP leaders participated and promised the people that the government would continue with all the welfare programmes to all sections of people.
Participating in the programme, organised in the city at Indira Gandhi municipal stadium, HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao informed the people that the government had been implementing many welfare programmes, costing `65,000 crore.
On the occasion, he said that the government had sanctioned 30,000 new pensions and 1.43 lakh ration cards to the district and of them 50,000 cards would be distributed in the current Janmabhoomi programme, the minister said.
Visakhapatnam MP K Haribabu said that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu would lay a foundation stone for the Purushottampatnam Lift Irrigation scheme on January 5 to provide water to the district. With this the water scarcity problem would be addressed, he added.
GVMC commissioner M Harinarayanan said that 4,936 applications were received for pensions and after receiving the applications in the present Janmabhoomi, the pensions would be sanctioned in February.
Housing and Rural Development minister K Mrunalini inaugurated the programme at Chukkavalasa village in Garividi mandal. On the occasion, she explained the welfare schemes and development programmes in the district. She said that 13,000 pensions would be sanctioned in the district. The minister laid a foundation stone for internal roads and also for a drinking water scheme at BG Palem.
Collector Vivek Yadav explained the measures initiated in the district after the demonetisation. The collector announced that all the FP shops would be upgraded to ensure full cashless transactions across the district.
Labour minister K Atchennaidu said that the government was seriously considering to set up an economy city in Bisangi village of Pathapatnam mandal. After inaugurating the Janmabhoomi programme at Balada village of Kothuru mandal, the minister said that the economy city would be established in an extent of 500 acre land. The minister also said that the Vamsadhara phase-2 works would be completed by June. On the local issues, the minister said that proposals would be sent to the government for sanction of `15 crore to upgrade the Padmanabhasagaram tank into a reservoir.