The state government is planning to set up a panel to probe into the matter regarding the misuse of white ration cards in enjoying the benefits of Arogyasri insurance scheme.The Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minster K Rosaiah, took many important decisions on Thursday.Talking to media persons on Cabinet decisions, Information and Public Relations Minister J Geetha Reddy said that the Cabinet would appoint a sub-committee of Ministers to study the misuse of white ration cards in claiming the benefits of Arogyasri insurance scheme.
``After probing deep into the misuse of Arogyashri scheme the committee would submit its report to the chief minister. The chief minister would study the report and after consulting the officials concerned along with his cabinet colleagues then would take a final decision,”’she added.The death toll in the recent floods in the state has been put at 90 in the four districts. The damage to properties, agriculture and livestock is put at Rs 12,225 crores.The Cabinet also passed a resolution expressing deep sympathy to the family members of the deceased who lost their lives in floods.
The cabinet also thanked the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for announcing Rs 1000 crore advanced assistance from national calamity relief fund and for extending full cooperation in dealing with flood relief operations.The cabinet also thanked non-government organisations and other voluntary bodies who did a commendable job in helping the flood victims. He also thanked the public and the officials for their cooperation in coping up with the flood situation.
She said the cabinet took a decision to write a letter to Centre requesting them to grant a few subsidies which will enable the farmers to tide over this grim situation.
The Cabinet also took a decision to resume the supply of drinking water to Kurnool Town from Sunkesula Project within three days.The cabinet gave its approval for completion of the fourth phase of work in Sri Ram Reddy drinking water scheme in Anatapur district.The government would also fill in all the 75 vacancies in Chevalla project on Pranahitha river.All Ministers had agreed to donate Rs 50,000 to the Chief Minister’s Relief fund.