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Shelter for the poor: District Collector M.T. Krishna Babu giving away house sanction letter to a woman beneficiary at Vallur on Sunday.
Shelter for the poor: District Collector M.T. Krishna Babu giving away house sanction letter to a woman beneficiary at Vallur on Sunday.

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Says government extending permanent benefits to the poorer sections

KADAPA: All the eligible poor irrespective of political affiliations, caste and religious distinctions should avail of the government’s welfare schemes and benefit, Kadapa MP Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy asserted on Sunday.

The government was implementing schemes that provided permanent benefits to the poorer sections, the MP said in Indiramma Sambaralu programme in Vallur mandal praja parishad office in Kamalapuram constituency. Nearly Rs. 1,000 crore was being spent by the government for constructing houses under three phases of Indiramma programme in Kadapa district, District Collector M.T. Krishna Babu said. Beneficiaries were granted money for constructing their houses, because entrusting building of houses to contractors may compromise on quality, he remarked.

Cement price

Mr. Krishna Babu said discussions were held with cement companies to ensure supply cement bag at Rs. 150 a bag and added that coupons would be issued to take five tractor-loads of sand free of cost. Beneficiaries could complain on any shortcomings or irregularities on the toll-free No. 1100. He assured to take up with bank officials on sanction of bridge loans.

Every person aged beyond 65 years was eligible for pension.When people of Vallur Harijanawada complained to the Collector that they were yet to get Rajiv Arogyasri cards, the Collector said those possessing white cards were eligible. Those carrying a referral card from a PHC would be treated free of cost in corporate hospitals.

Kamalapuram MLA G. Veerasiva Reddy The MP, Collector and Kamalapuram MLA G. Veerasiva Reddy gave away housing sanction letters to beneficiaries.


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