Staff Reporter

Kadapa Collector orders fine of Rs. 1000 on FP shops

  • One acre of land to each SC family promised
  • Supply of drinking water assured
  • One acre of land to each SC family promised
  • Supply of drinking water assured

    KADAPA: The State Government agreed to enhance wages of workers employed in Andhra Pradesh Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (APREGS) by 15 per cent during summer and orders would be received soon, Kadapa Collector M.T. Krishna Babu said on Friday.

    The Collector ordered levy of Rs. 1,000 as fine on fair price shop dealer at Thangedupalle Reddikunta village in B. Kodur mandal during `Palle Nidra' programme, when people complained of irregular supply of essential commodities at higher prices than that fixed by the Government.

    He directed officials to terminate the fair price shop dealership and entrust it to the village organisation, if the dealer did not mend his ways.

    Mr. Krishna Babu inspected APREGS works in the village. Labourers said they were paid wages promptly but sought hike in wages.

    Reacting to this, the Collector said the Government agreed for 15 per cent wage hike to labourers during summer months.

    He assured steps to mitigate drinking water supply and to provide pathway to a burial ground.

    Stating that 37 acres of Government land was available near the village, he assured to allot one acre of land to each Scheduled Caste family.

    He assured sanction of funds for the SCs for land development.

    Joint Collector Kanthilal Dande, ZP CEO P. Durga Prasad, district manager of housing D. Selvaraj, DMHO K. Pitchi Reddy, DRDA Project Director Ashok Reddy, Joint Director of Animal Husbandry Srinivasa Rao, Joint Director of Agriculture Radhakrishna Murthy, RWS Executive Engineer Subba Rao, B. Kodur mandal president Lakshmi Devi, ZPTC member Peddaramaiah and sarpanches participated.