The state government will not go back on any welfare scheme despite the Union government failing to deliver on its bifurcation promises, said chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Thursday.
The chief minister was speaking at the third phase of the housing site pattadistribution programme conducted at Andhra University Engineering College grounds on Thursday evening.
The CM said they would introduce as many welfare measures as possible to cover the maximum number of people in the state.
About 9,054 women beneficiaries received the land documents, expected to be valued at Rs 2,221 crore in total. People who had encroached on government land less than 100 square yards were distributed the pattas.
Naidu said they have regularised encroached land and given away pattas worth Rs 8,400 crore to about 52,000 beneficiaries in the first and second phases in the city.
“We will soon issue land documents to those who have encroached upon the lands in Simhachalam and Gajuwaka,” said Naidu.
“By regularising government land, we have provided Rs 12 lakh worth of land for each family. With this, we have fulfilled our 2014 election promise. We will soon pool in the suburbs of Vizag city and provide an affordable housing unit to each eligible family of the city. ” said Naidu.
Naidu took potshots at both the BJP and YSRC during his speech. “We went for an alliance with the BJP in the best interests of the people of Andhra Pradesh. But we only faced humiliation from them in the last four years. The YSRC chief who took up a padayatra is making comments against the state government without any knowledge,” said Naidu.
Naidu spoke about various welfare schemes being implemented by the TDP government at length. the CM said that they will soon open 25 Anna Canteens in Vizag city. Naidu said they have recently increased the wages of home guards, Anganwadi workers and diet charges of students at welfare hostels.
The CM was felicitated by the representatives of the fishermen community for extending pension to fishermen above 50 years. The home guards also felicitated Naidu for increasing their daily wages. Deputy CM KE Krishna Murthy said that former CM NT Rama Rao batted for equal share to the women in the ancestral property. “Now, Naidu is taking the initiative forward as the land pattas were registered in the name of women of the family,” said Krishna Murthy.
Source: Times Of India