Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Monday announced many sops for the backward Srikakulam district in north Andhra Pradesh during the prestigious programme `Racha Banda’ which he had launched earlier on Monday.
After launching the programme at Dolapeta in Rajam Mandal in the district, the Chief Minister enquired from the women present at the venue personally about their problems in availing government schemes like pensions and ration cards and other benefits.
When the women present there put forth their grievances, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy directed the officials to see that the benefits of government welfare schemes reaching the doorsteps of people in villages.
Later addressing a gathering in Rajam mandal, the Chief Minister showered many sops on the district.
Among the government’s largesse include a package of Rs 35 crore for the construction of a District Collectorate complex in Srikakulam and Rs 39 crore to provide drinking water to Rajam mandal.
The Chief Minister also gave his nod to suggestions of converting the 60-bed hospital in Rajam to one with 100 beds. Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy asked the health officials to send a proposal in this regard to the state government.
He also sanctioned Rs 10 crore for upgrading roads in the districts.
In the programme, when a physically handicapped girl Kondapalli Nagamanai, who hold a MA degree in Telugu Literature, asked the Chief Minister to provide her a job, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy assured her to provide a temporary job under outsourcing in District Rural Development Agency.
He called upon women members to utilize the government welfare schemes properly and come up in their lives.
The programme is aimed to distribute ration cards, pensions, allot houses and sanction loans and other benefits under various welfare schemes for the poor so that their long-pending grievances are resolved. Racha Banda will continue till February 12 and Rs 2,500 crore have been set aside for the programme.