Amaravati, July 28: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed hope that the state government would get a favourable verdict from the Supreme Court so that it can go ahead with the distribution of house site pattas to the poor on the Independence Day, August 15. That would serve as a true Independence Day for the poor, he added.
Speaking at the weekly Spandana programme here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister said that 97.83% of division of plots was completed in the state and the remaining will have to be done. He asked the officials to ensure that the names of the beneficiaries are displayed in village and ward Secretariats without fail. He said most of the applications were for pensions, ration cards and house site pattas and they must be addressed first.
The Chief Minister said once Covid-19 pandemic subsides, he would personally visit villages to participate in Rachchabanda programmes. He said there were 30 lakh applicants for house sites pattas for whom Rs 22,355 crore has to be spent.
There is government land in an extent of 25,462 acres worth Rs 7,700 crore, private lands in an extent of 23,262 acres worth Rs 9,200 crore, 4,457 acres of land pooling worth Rs 1350 crore, 1,074 acres of CRDA land worth Rs 325 crore, Tidco lands in an extent of 2,686 acres worth Rs 810 crore and 9,900 acres of land acquired through possession certificates worth Rs 2,970 crore.
This would be the first time that land is going to be distributed to 30 lakh poor people in the state for which Collectors were striving hard for the past one year, said the Chief Minister.
SAND Regarding sand delivery, the Chief Minister said despite efforts to deliver sand in 72 hours, there seems to be a backlog in East and Western Guntur districts which needs to be bridged. He directed the joint collectors to complete the backlog and to ensure that more sand reaches are covered so that there would not be any problem during rainy season.
NADU NEDU Regarding Nadu-Nedu programme, the Chief Minister said all the civil works in schools must be completed by August 31 since the schools will reopen on September 5.
Agriculture With reference to agriculture, he said there was 39% of additional rainfall in this season, with heavy rainfall in 10 districts and normal rainfall in three districts which was an encouraging sign. He said the Rythu Bharosa Kendras should take the lead in providing pesticides, manure and quality seeds to farmers. The Chief Minister said experts advice to farmers should be provided through toll free number 155251.