ANDHRA PRADESH

`Tiger wilds' to be reconstructed

MAHABUBNAGAR MARCH 30. The Minister for Tourism Development, T. Srinivas Yadav, has said that the Government will reconstruct the nature camp `Tiger wilds' at Farhabad in Nallamala forest that was blasted by the outlawed people's war naxalites recently.

Speaking to newsmen at Atmakur guest house on Sunday after visiting Chandragadh fort along with the Minister for Panchayat Raj, N. Janardhan Reddy, the Rajya Sabha member, Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy, and the ZP Chairperson, K. Seetha Dayakar Reddy, and the local MLA, K. Dayakar Reddy, the Tourism Minister said the nature camp was insured for Rs. 80 lakhs and the damage to the structures due to blasting by naxals was estimated at Rs. 35 lakhs. He said that the destructive activities by naxals would not deter the Government from developing the tourism spots in the State. He said that in the past the Government used to allocate a meagre amount of Rs. 2 crores or Rs. 3 crores to tourism. But, the present Government had enhanced it to Rs. 59 crores in the current budget. He said that Government would bring Mahabubnagar and Kurnool district under single circuit and develop tourism in both the districts. The Minister said he would strive for development of Chandragadh fort located near Atmakoor town in the district as a tourist spot.

Earlier speaking at a function at Devarapally village after formally inaugurating the electrification of BC colony, Mr. Janardhan Reddy said that the Government would electrify as many as 5,000 housing colonies during this year.

Mr. Srinivas Yadav said that the Government would strive to provide basic amenities to rural people.

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