Idulpulapaya, July 9: Expressing displeasure over the state’s poor growth rate, the YSR Congress party, at its first plenary meeting here on Friday, vowed to achieve 10 per cent growth rate in the state if voted to power.
The party adopted 15 resolutions on the first day of its plenary meeting.
Introducing a resolution on economic affairs, party leader and former adviser to the state government Somayajulu said that the YSR Congress party, if voted to power, would aim at achieving 10 per cent growth rate. The ambitious target for the state was 12 per cent growth rate in the industrial sector and 8 per cent in the agricultural sector. The state’s growth rate before YS Rajasekhara Reddy took over the reins was just 5.7 per cent, Somayajulu recalled.
All the 15 resolutions adopted by the YSR Congress party lauded YS Rajasekhara Reddy for the enormous growth the state achieved in all sectors and alleged that the development took a back seat after the sudden demise of YSR. “No one in the country introduced the welfare schemes launched by YSR,” Somayajulu said.
The resolution on irrigation sector pointed out that Rajasekhara Reddy’s death left the massive irrigation project, Jalayagnam, in neglect. Though the state’s budget increased by Rs 25,000 crore this year, the allocation to irrigation projects did not match the increase in the budget and the construction of projects was proceeding at a snail’s pace.
The resolution promised that the YSR Congress party would complete all the irrigation projects conceived by YSR and fulfil his dream of providing irrigation water to 1.5 crore acres of land.
All the resolutions explained the situation during and after the YSR era. Farmers benefited a lot during Reddy’s regime. “Now, the farmers are not getting seeds and fertilisers. Farmers are not getting the minimum price for their produce,” the resolution observed and assured that it would provide nine-hour power to farmers.