VIJAYAWADA: Expressing his desire to make Andhra Pradesh corruption-free, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said the State has improved its ranking in non-corruption and exuded confidence that it will achieve national and global distinction in terms of tackling corruption in the near future.
He was addressing the inaugural session of the two-day Collectors’ Conference at the Grievance Hall in Undavalli on Thursday.
Attributing the success achieved by the State in various sectors to the collective efforts of all officials from top to bottom, he wanted them to maintain the tempo to ensure quality life to the people and achieve 95 per cent of satisfaction level for them. Priority should be given for ease of living and to establish most liveable standards.
Stating that AP is progressing well in terms of improving growth rate and per capita income, he said while the average per capita income at national level grew by Rs 26,000 in the past four years, it grew by `50,300 in the State. Speaking on the damages caused due to Titli cyclone, Naidu said continuous efforts put by the State government has reduced human loss. Though the IMD estimated that Titli will cross shore in Odisha, the Real-Time Governance found the exact location of the landfall of the cyclone in Srikakulam district, putting the administration on high alert. Congratulating the officials for relief measures, he said entire State administration camped in the cyclone-hit areas and monitored the relief measures and won the appreciation of people by restoring normalcy in a short period.
“The State achieved 11.25 per cent growth rate in the first quarter despite of 28.5 deficit rainfall including 54.7 per cent deficit rainfall in Prakasam district, 54.6 per cent in Nellore, 55 per cent in Kadapa, 47.8 per cent in Kurnool, 40.8 per cent deficit rainfall in Anantapur and 35 per cent deficit rainfall in Chittoor district,” Naidu stated. Stating that the agricultural sector is recording growth rate with the development of allied sectors including live livestock development and dairy, he said zero budget natural farming being practised by AP farmers received international recognition.