CM asks officials to process all applications

Hyderabad, January 31: Claiming that the ongoing Rachabanda programme was evoking good response than expected, minister for information and public relations DK Aruna today said that chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy instructed the district collectors and planning department officials to streamline and process all ‘Rachabanda’ applications for their proper redressal.

It had come to the notice of the chief minister that many people, especially those belonging to poor sections, were representing to redress other problems also apart from the seven prioritised issues of the ‘Rachabanda’ programme. ‘’All those applications should also be received and processed for redressal,” Reddy said.

Distribution of ration cards, YSR Abhaya Hastham, pensions, Arogyasri, Mahatma Gandhi NREGS, Pavala vaddi and Indiramma housing are among the seven prioritised issues.

The chief minister has sanctioned `510 crore towards housing under Rachabanda as against `1800 crore incurred towards the housing scheme during the last six years. Similarly, about `440 crore would be given under Pavala Vaddi scheme (`843 crore was incurred under Pavala Vaddi in the last six years), she said.

As for Rachabanda at Pileru in Chittoor, chief minister’s home district, Aruna said the chief minister has assured to spend about `2,500 crore towards uplift of 1.25 crore people belonging to weaker sections.

Kiran Kumar Reddy had launched the Rachabanda programme at Rajam-Dolapet Nagara panchayat in Srikakulam district on January 24. Later, he participated in the programmes at Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Ranga Reddy and Nalgonda districts.