ANDHRA PRADESH

Major boost to employment: YSR

Staff Reporter



The housing project will have 3,088 units

YSR promises to implement welfare schemes



GUNTUR: Employment generation will get a major boost with the setting up of an Information Technology Special Economic Zone close to Mangalagiri and State Government is ready to spend any amount to provide social security to people, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has said.

Laying foundation on Saturday for Singapore- Model Township being constructed by Arihant Indo-African Infra Developers and Builders on a 53-acre site purchased from VGTM Urban Development Authority close to its Amaravathi Township, he said with this township entire region would get developed.

“A big stadium is also coming up here along with the SEZ, which will promote small enterprise and improve employment opportunities,” he said addressing a select gathering at the venue. The premium housing project will have 3,088 units ranging between 1,200 sq.ft. and 4,100 sq.ft.

Government was committed to bringing ‘Indiramma Rajyam’, where everything possible was being done to improving the living standards of commonman, farmers, giving fair chance to social justice.

Arriving 45 minutes behind schedule from Hyderabad, the Chief Minister unveiled a pylon, planted some saplings and went round an exhibition showing detailing the salient features of the township that would have a large clubhouse and swimming pool along with a shopping mall and a multiplex.

Laying foundation for Rs.6.40-crore Nidamarru Lift Irrigation Scheme and Indiramma Housing project in Nidamarru village, he said in addition to irrigating 2,700 acres this would quench the thirst of villagers. He doled out sops in the form of a drinking water scheme for nearby areas at a cost of Rs.70 lakh and laying of roads.

He promised to implement all welfare schemes in the village within a short period and distributed cheques worth Rs.75 lakh to 75 Self Help Groups.

Tight security arrangements were made at the Singapore Model Township at Mangalagiri and some of the MLCs and former MLAs, who were not on the invitees’ lists, or those who did not possess valid passes were sent away.

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