CM Not To Celebrate New Year Over Demise Of Delhi Girl

In view of the sad demise of the Delhi girl following the unfortunate incident, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has personally decided not to take part in any New Year celebrations.

The Chief Minister, while wishing the people of Andhra Pradesh a happy and prosperous new year, has stated that the State will continue to achieve its goals in the coming year. In a message on the eve of the New Year, the Chief Minister said that Andhra Pradesh marches into the New Year with lots of hopes and aspirations.

The Chief Minister said Andhra Pradesh is making rapid strides in every sphere of development and welfare but quoting former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, he said “We have hard works ahead. There is no resting for any one of us till we redeem our pledge in full, till we make all the people happy and contended. All of us have equal rights, privileges, but duties and obligations too”. He also quoted Robert Frost who said “We have promises to keep. And miles to go before we sleep”.

The Chief Minister said the new year should see us reviewing and reorienting our policies and strategies to successfully overcome these all temporary hurdles. Andhra Pradesh as the leading State has been a major contributor in furthering the growth momentum of the Indian economy. He said his Government has been reviewing its strategies to catalyse its economy and taking a number of policy initiatives to promote inclusive growth and successfully achieve its development goals. He said Andhra Pradesh will be made the Number One State in all spheres in the country.

Referring to various events organised during the last one year, he said the recently concluded 4th World Telugu Conference at Tirupati received overwhelming response from Telugu people all over the world. The Partnership Summit held in January received investment proposals to the tune of Rs.6.48 lakh crores. The International Bio-diversity Conference, which was successfully held in Hyderabad was attended by the representatives of 175 countries and several heads of State. The World Allergy Conference saw the presence of 4000 doctors from 90 countries across the globe. The Kakatiya Festival which began in Warangal on 21st of this month will be held throughout the year. The World Agriculture Conference will also be held in Hyderabad in the year 2013.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government has launched a unique and Innovative Programme called “Indiramma Baata” to ensure that benefits of all the welfare programmes reach the deserving poor in the State. So far, he toured East Godavari, Srikakulam, Khammam, West Godavari, Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Krishna, Prakasam, Medak, Ranga Reddy and Visakhapatnam districts for three days each, went into the interior villages and interacted with the people particularly the farmers, tribals, SHG women, youth and students, stayed overnight in Tribal welfare hostels to get a first hand knowledge about the problems of the people, gave on the spot instructions to the Collectors and other officials to solve people’s problems, distributed assets and held district review meetings.
Kiran Kumar Reddy said the Government has recently convened a special session of the Assembly and Council and passed the historic SC, ST Sub Plan Bill which envisages utilisation of the funds meant for uplift of SCs and STs without any diversion. He has completed two years in office has successfully steered the State out of unrest and dissatisfaction. The State’s financial position was not that comfortable. Huge arrears of fees reimbursement, pavala vaddi, power subsidy etc. were pending. He has not only cleared almost all the arrears and pending bills, but also stabilised the State’s finances. He has brought in the most required financial discipline into the system.
The Chief Minister introduced a ‘green channel’ in the finance department through which all top priority payments will be done, so that there will be direct and very quick payments. The Chief Minister introduced many welfare schemes worth Rs.26,000 crs per annum and 3 to 4 schemes on an average benefits each family in the State. He believes in simplicity and a clean and transparent administration. He is very particular that every paise spent towards the number of welfare schemes launched for the poor and common people, reaches the real beneficiaries in right earnest with clear milestones with utmost transparency and efficiency.
The Chief Minister said the new year should see us rededicating ourselves to the task of welfare and development to successfully overcome all temporary hurdles. Andhra Pradesh should continue to be the leading State and a major contributor in furthering the growth momentum of the Indian economy. He said that his government would strive every nerve to make Andhra Pradesh the number one State in every sector. He said that the State today stands at a crucial juncture of peace, progress and development. The Chief Minister said his government would complete all the new welfare and development initiatives launched so far with renewed vigour. (NSS)