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Panel to probe into misuse of white ration cards in Arogyasr

Thu 15th Oct 2009 07:47 AM
Panel to probe into misuse of white ration cards in Arogyasr
Panel to probe into misuse of white ration cards in Arogyasr

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.

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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.