The two day collectors conference started here today, where the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu reviewed the progress made in the 2nd quarter and fixed the way forward for the remaining quarters.
‘We did not reach our desired destination of 15.28 per cent but Andhra Pradesh achieved a distinction’ the Chief Minister said. He mentioned that the agricultural sector has performed outstandingly well despite the deficit rainfall. The sub-sectors, fisheries, livestock, and horticulture showed remarkable performance thought they were not provided with additional funds. Agriculture sector grew at 24.44 per cent supported by fisheries at 42.57%, horticulture at 18.33%, livestocks at 14.19%. Efficiency and good administration in agriculture departments helped them achieve this, he said.
Pointing out that demonetization has caused a lot of inconvenience to the people, the Chief Minister said in this crisis kind of situation, they should work together. Later, he reviewed the state’s performance during Q2 and 1st half year in respects of energy, infrastructure, water management, primary, secondary, service and welfare sectors.
Naidu wanted removal all flexies in the state and suggested for a new legislation for regularising all advertisements if necessary.
The Chief Minister said that the Collectors should strive to achieve at least 80 per cent satisfaction among the people. Take it up as a goal and strive hard to achieve this he added.
Anil Chandra Punetha, Special CS & CCLA in his welcome address mentioned that the state was leading state in the country on various parameters. K.E Krishna Murthy, Deputy Chief Minister said that AP has got a visionary Chief Minister and because of the measures he has taken, the state was able to achieve more growth than India.
S.P Tucker, Chief Secretary to Government mentioned that if the state maintained the sustainable growth of 12.23% for the next few years, Andhra Pradesh would become a developed state. Finance Minister Yanamala Rama krishnudu said the Chief Minister’s focus on agriculture sector has borne fruits and that the sector has showed an impressive growth rate of 24%. To achieve the desired growth rate, now is the time to focus more on secondary and service sectors, he added. (NSS)