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Rachabanda apt platform for review of programmes: Thota

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Minister for Stamps & Registration promises follow-up action

Minister for Stamps and Registration Thota Narasimham addressing Rachabanda programme in Gokavaram mandal headquarters on Tuesday.- Photo: S. Rambabu
Minister for Stamps and Registration Thota Narasimham addressing Rachabanda programme in Gokavaram mandal headquarters on Tuesday.- Photo: S. Rambabu

Minister for Stamps & Registration Thota Narasimham, on Tuesday, said that the Rachabanda programme was aimed at reviewing the performance of the State government and how the common man was benefiting through this programme.

Addressing the third phase of Rachabanda at Gokavaram mandal headquarter on Tuesday, the Minister said that from 2004, the Congress governments had introduced many welfare schemes, but those who could not benefit from these schemes could avail of this opportunity by bringing their problems to the attention of officials during Rachabanda.

Praise for ‘Bangaru Talli’

Mr Narasimham said that people should not think that under this programme the official machinery would only take applications for ration cards and other welfare schemes and then just sit on them. “The government with the help of official machinery will scrutinize every application or representation from the public and send it to the departments concerned for redressal,” the Minister added.

Specific schemes

The Minister claimed that the “Bangaru Talli” scheme was a unique programme in the country under which the girl child would be taken care of by the government from her birth till she attained 21 years of age.

DRDA project director D. Chandrasekhar Raju said that there was a belief among people that it was difficult to bring up a girl child, but now the situation had changed as the government had devised specific schemes for them.

On this occasion, the Minister distributed Rs.1.77 crore to 5, 492 beneficiaries under different components. A. Durgesh, mandal special officer, MPDO Nathi Bujji, Tahasildar K. Suresh and others participated in the programme.

Minister for Health Kondrumurali Mohan on Tuesday said that hundreds of farmers in the State were getting benefited with waiver of interests on crop loans. He said that the government sanctioned Rs.1700 crore for the scheme and it was beneficial to the farmers of Srikakulam district too.

He attended as a chief guest for the Rachabanda held in Santakaviti and explained the various welfare measures being taken up by the government. Mr.Murali hailed Rachabanda programme while saying that it was helping people living in remote areas to get benefits from the government. He directed the officials to distribute new ration cards, pensions and pattas to the eligible candidates.


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