Gas for all households in two years: YSR

Playing host: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy serving mid-day meal to students in Kadapa industrial estate on Saturday.

Playing host: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy serving mid-day meal to students in Kadapa industrial estate on Saturday.  

Special Correspondent

Chief Minister inaugurates Rs. 25-crore RIMS dental college at Putlampalle in Kadapa

Promises to bring down LPG refill price to Rs. 200

Announces sanction of a government ITI at Rajupalem

KADAPA: Reliance gas project will be completed in Krishna-Godavari basin in the next two months, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy said on Saturday and assured LPG supply to every household in the State in two years.

Addressing a public meeting at Rajupalem in Proddatur constituency, Dr. Reddy promised measures to bring down the LPG refill price to Rs. 200. He promised Krishna water supply from Mylavaram project to irrigate 8,000 acres in Rajupalem area.

Telugu Ganga project

Works on Telugu Ganga project were ongoing in a brisk manner and irrigation water was released through Brahmamsagar reservoir in Brahmamgari Matham mandal, the Chief Minister said. He called for measures to conserve every drop of rainwater.

He promised grant of Rs.10 crore for SHGs in each mandal and announced sanction of a government ITI at Rajupalem on the request of Proddatur legislator N. Varadarajulu Reddy. The MLA sought drinking water supply to Rajupalem from Pennar river.

Loans for SHGs

Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy gave away cheque for Rs. 2.50 crore towards loans to 168 members of SHGs. Taking a dig at the Telugu Desam Party alleging that it neglected development, he called upon the electorate to gauge the benefits accrued to them during the nine-year TDP rule and his four-and-half year rule and cast their votes judiciously.

The Chief Minister inaugurated the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) dental college constructed at a cost of Rs. 25 crore at Putlampalle here on Saturday.

He interacted with the first batch of dental students and asked if the teaching faculty and facilities were proper. He promised to develop of the dental college on a par with those at Hyderabad. Director of college Chandrasekhar said no teaching posts were vacant. District Collector M.T. Krishna Babu said 100 dental students were staying in the RIMS medical college hostel now.

Mid-day meals

Dr. Reddy launched the mid-day meal scheme entrusted to ISKCON Food Relief Foundation at the Industrial Estate here. He went round the kitchen and examined the cooking materials. He inaugurated 1,240 house Indiramma colony at Mamillapalli here and laid foundation stone there for creation of basic facilities at a cost of Rs. 6.50 crore. He gave away new clothes to a woman beneficiary.

Earlier, he inaugurated a police station on RIMS premises. Later he inaugurated high-level bridges across Pennar river at Siddhavatam, near ZP and Lakshmiranga road.

He inaugurated an indoor stadium, women’s degree college hostel block, additional classrooms at Government School for the Blind and laid foundation stones for heritage tourism circuit development at Devunikadapa, Zilla Mahila Samakhya building and three electrical sub-stations.

Statue unveiled

Dr. Reddy also unveiled the Indira Gandhi statue near old government hospital circle, Jyothirao Phule statue on the Government School for the Blind premises and paid floral tributes to Indira Gandhi statue in the DCC office.

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