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Welfare schemes aimed at poverty elimination: Pallam Raju

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Inaugurates Railway over-bridge at Tuni

Better connectivity:Union Minister for Human Resource Development M.M. Pallam Raju addressing a public meeting in Tuni town on Sunday.—Photo: S. Rambabu
Better connectivity:Union Minister for Human Resource Development M.M. Pallam Raju addressing a public meeting in Tuni town on Sunday.—Photo: S. Rambabu

Union Minister for Human Resource Development M.M. Pallam Raju has stated that whatever the schemes that Central and the State governments were launching were not populist schemes and these were aimed at elimination of poverty. He said that 3 per cent of world’s poverty was in India and all the welfare schemes were introduced keeping this major section in the country.

Inaugurating Railway over-bridge in Tuni town which was constructed with Rs.21.4 crores on Sunday along with Minister for Stamps and Registration Tota Narasimham, the Union Minister said that during 1991 the present Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had brought many economic reforms along with then Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and the people of the country were now enjoying the fruits of those reforms. He said that Ms. Sonia Gandhi took major steps in eliminating poverty by introducing the Food Security Act, MGNREGA and the Right to Education which are being benefited to poorer sections. He lauded the initiative taken by local MLA S.R.V.V. Krishna Raju in bringing the major work that is ROB to Tuni town.

Mr. Narasimham said that this bridge is going to connect East Godavari and Visakhapatnam and it will be more useful during the rainy season. He said that wet land areas are being cultivated through Thota Venkatachalam Pushkara Lift Irrigation scheme, under which 1.86 lakh acres are irrigated in this season.

He also mentioned that second crop in these areas are getting water from Pampa and Tandava Reservoirs. He assured that all the farmers who have lost their crop in last Neelam cyclone will get a compensation of Rs.10,000 per hectare before the end of next month.

MLA Mr. Krishna Raju said that they have completed the bridge in six years with the support of Mr. Pallam Raju and Mr Narasimham and provided drinking water with Rs.25 crores with the support of another Minister Pinipe Viswaroop.

R and B Superintendent Engineer P. Sridhar, MLC Chaitanya Raju, DCCB Chairman Varupula Raja and others participated in this meeting.


  • Minister says ROB will connect EG and Visakhapatnam districts

  • Says farmers hit by Neelam cyclone will get compensation by May-end



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