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KCR Advises Students to Apply for FAST before October 15

The chief minister directs district collectors to issue family food securtiy cards before October 15 to those who are not government employees and who do not have land in excess of five acres

Published: 08th October 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has advised students who intend to avail themselves of the benefit of Financial Assistance to Students of Telangana (FAST) scheme to apply for it with tahsildars before October 15.

The chief minister, while reviewing implementation of government programmes across Telangana state over a video-conference with district collectors and other officials here on Tuesday, said that after going through the applications, the tahsildars will issue certificates to the students before the end of this month.

As regards implementation of crop loan waiver for farmers, the chief minister directed the officials to ensure compliance by October 15. He wanted them to hold meetings with bankers on a regular basis and ensure that farmers get fresh loans. He apprised the collectors that the government has already paid `4,250 crore to bankers which means that the way is clear for farmers to get fresh loans. The collectors should take special interest in ensuring that all farmers get fresh loans.

He also directed them to issue family food security cards under Food Security Act. The chief minister said that these cards would be issued before October 15 to those who are not government employees and those who do not possess land in excess of five acres and those who are not businessmen. Those who want to get these cards should apply to the VROs in villages. The officials should go through the applications carefully and decide on the beneficiaries’ list which should be over before the end of this month.

This apart, Chandrasekhar Rao wanted  issue of income, caste and residential certificates to students afresh in the name of Telangana government. The chief minister asked officials to ensure that pension amounts reach the aged persons, physically challenged and widows. Those who intend to avail pensions should apply before October 15. What all a beneficiary should do is to give details on a sheet of white paper. Tahsildar and his staff would go through the applications and take measures to release the pension amount for them, he said.

As regards intensive household survey, the chief minister felt that it was comprehensive enough and after cross-checking the data, it would be published officially. The chief minister also wanted special identity cards to all the people in the state.



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