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Chief Minister, Ministers, MLAs to meet people at their doorstep

The programme will be held in two spells - April 10-25 and May 7-13Focus will be on drinking water, power availability and wage employment Group of Ministers to work out strategy in a week

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Ministers and MLAs will meet people at their doorstep during the `Prajapatham' programme, the next phase of which is being launched on April 10.

They will strive to provide on-the-spot solution to three basic problems connected with summer - drinking water, availability of power and wage employment.

The programme will be held in two spells.

The first will be held from April 10 to 25 and the second from May 7 to 13 when the focus will be to verify whether the benefits under the Indiramma scheme like housing are reaching the targeted sections.

A group of Ministers with Mohd Ali Shabbir (Information), N. Raghuveera Reddy (Agriculture) and D. Prasada Rao (Revenue) has been appointed to work out a strategy in a week. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, the Chief Minister said that his Government would be completing two years in office on May 14, a day after conclusion of the Prajapatham.

Programmes would be organised to renew the present thrust on welfare to mark the event. Functions would be held in all districts to distribute benefits to people under different schemes such as bank linkage for self-employment ventures taken up by youths.

Dr. Reddy said that there was severe drought in the State when they had undertaken Prajapatham last year. Ignoring advice by well-wishers, he had visited towns during severe shortage of drinking water and power. He felt that the Government must be with people when they faced problems. The reward was immense, as people appreciated the initiative, he claimed.