TIRUMALA: The Finance Minister K. Rosaiah on Wednesday reiterated that the State government was committed in carrying ahead various welfare schemes for the benefit of the poor.
Talking to the media persons Rosaiah said that the State stood first in the entire country in the implementation of the welfare schemes.
Agreeing to the fact that the income growth rate has declined he said that the government would expedite steps for bringing back the normalcy in the growth rate.
The government would soon initiate steps to weed out the bogus ration cards. This will not only minimise the unnecessary burden on the government but also would benefit the original poor and downtrodden.
On the same lines the weaving community also would be extended all kinds of benefits from the side of the government. Later he said that the government was also committed to its twin election promise of providing nine hours of free power to the agriculture sector besides the enhancement in the quantum of subsidised rice being provided to the poor.
Mr. Rosaiah also offered prayers at the temple of Lord Venkateswara.