Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has expressed confidence of taking Andhra Pradesh State to the top position in the country in the next few years.
Addressing the 69th Independence Day celebrations at RK Beach here on Saturday, Naidu said Prime Minister Narender Modi would extend his full cooperation in development of Andrha Pradesh. He also sought the cooperation of all sections of the society for the speedy growth of residuary State.
Naidu said that Andhra Pradesh suffered huge damaged due to bifurcation in a non-scientific manner. He said strenuous efforts were on to recover from damages caused due to division. He said AP's development was not possible without the active support of Central Government. He also stressed on early completion of Polavaram and Pattiseema Projects. He gave full credit to the Centre for merger of seven mandals of Telangana into Andhra Pradesh to facilitate the Polavaram Project.
Naidu also listed out the welfare schemes being implemented by his government. Besides waiving off crop loans worth Rs. 26,000 crore, he said steps have been taken for inter-linking of rivers to turn AP into drought-free State. He also claimed that his government was working hard to eradicate poverty and illiteracy from the State.
Earlier, Naidu took salute of Police Parade. He also distributed medals among the best performing police officials and other government services. State ministers, legislators and top officials also participate in the Independence Day celebrations.