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Works worth Rs.12 crore sanctioned in Rachabanda: Minister

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Mohd. Ahmedullah lays foundation stones for five social welfare hostels

Minister for Minority Welfare Mohd. Ahmedullah laying the foundation stone for B.R. Ambedkar Bhavan, in Kadapa on Tuesday.– Photo: By Arrangement
Minister for Minority Welfare Mohd. Ahmedullah laying the foundation stone for B.R. Ambedkar Bhavan, in Kadapa on Tuesday.– Photo: By Arrangement

Minister for Minority Welfare Mohd. Ahmedullah laid foundation stones for five social welfare hostels to be built with an outlay of Rs.1,1.80 crore in Kadapa under SC/ST Sub-Plan on Tuesday.

The State government sanctioned SC/ST Sub-Plan funds to the tune of Rs.35 crore to Kadapa district, the Minister said. He laid foundation stone for an integrated boys hostel estimated to cost Rs.3 crore and an SC boys hostel costing Rs.2.50 crore on the social welfare boys hostel premises at Prakashnagar here. Mr. Ahmedullah also laid stone for B.R. Ambedkar Bhavan and Study Circle building to be built at a cost of Rs.3 crore at Putlampalle.

Addressing Scheduled Caste leaders and students, the Minister said that foundation stones were being laid for works worth Rs.12 crore in Rachabanda programme and B.R. Ambedkar’s goals were materialising in the present government. He recalled that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy had assured sanction of Ambedkar Bhavan when he visited S. Venkatapuram in Badvel constituency and the building was being constructed at a cost of Rs.3 crore.

District Collector K. Sasidhar said Ambedkar Bhavan was sanctioned here on the Minister’s initiative. He directed the engineers to visit Ambedkar Bhavan built in Kakinada and construct a modern one in Kadapa. The Ambedkar Bhavan and Study Circle would help the SC students who were preparing for civil services and other competitive examinations, Mr. Sasidhar said. He also assured additional funds if needed.

Later, the Minister laid foundation stones for social welfare girls hostel estimated to cost Rs.2.50 crore near TTD kalyana mantapam on Chennai road and another girls hostel built at a cost of Rs.80 lakh.

District Grandhalaya Samstha chairman Ramakoti Reddy, Kadapa RDO D. Haritha, Joint Director of Social Welfare P.S.A. Prasad, SC Corporation executive director Pratibha Bharathi, Kadapa Municipal Commissioner P. Chandramouleeswar Reddy, Kabeer Puraskar awardee K. Rajarathnam Isaac participated.

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