Vijayawada

Collector appeals to distressed Krishna farmers not to end their lives

Krishna Collector A.Md.Imtiaz greeting freedom fighter during 73rd Independence Day celebrations at District Police Grounds at Machilipatnam.

Krishna Collector A.Md.Imtiaz greeting freedom fighter during 73rd Independence Day celebrations at District Police Grounds at Machilipatnam.   | Photo Credit: BYARRANGEMENT

Says government focusing on addressing their issues

Krishna District Collector A.Md.Imtiaz on Thursday claimed that loan eligibility cards have been issued to over 60,000 tenant farmers in the district, targeting to offer ₹ 13,169 crore worth crop loans in the financial year 2019-20.

Women freedom fighters honoured

Mr. Imtiaz hoisted the national flag during the 73rd Independence Day celebrations here at the District Police Grounds. Three women freedom fighters – Thota Venkata Bharatamma, Moolpuri Rajeswaramma and Thota Ranganayakamma - were felicitated by him.

In his address, Mr. Imtiaz appealed to farmers not to resort to extreme step in the event of any unfavourable conditions as the State government would ensure addressing their issues.

“The Kanakadurga fly over construction will be completed by December. The government plans to identify three more sand reaches to be operational by early September,” said Mr. Imtiaz.

Funds for schools

On education, the Collector has pledged to spend ₹ 86.75 crore for infrastructure development in the schools, including construction of additional school buildings by spending half the grant.

He said an estimated 23,000 senior citizens would benefit from the revised old age pension scheme in the district. On industrial development, Mr. Imtiaz has announced that proposals for setting up various new industries with an investment outlay of ₹ 769 crore have been cleared, with a possibility of creation of 48,000 jobs for the locals.

“We have an action plan to guarantee 75% employment opportunities for locals in industries that were set up with government support,” said the Collector.

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