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State to celebrate May 1 every year 'Bangaru Thalli' festival


July 2, 2013 - Hyderabad

The Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday declared that the State will celebrate May 1 every year as 'Bangaru Thalli' festival.

Formally launching the scheme in the presence of SHG members, Kiran kumar Reddy said that the scheme was conceived to check falling female child sex ratio and ensure that the empowerment of the girl child through educaution and more importantly, it will give confidence to parents that the girl child is no longer a burden to them. Citing statists the Chief Minister said that one crore girl children were killed in the last twenty years in the country either in the womb itself or after their birth, it in the State the number during 2005 to 2011 was estimated to be 78,000.The government gave a legal status to the scheme to give girls their right and for the cash incentives given by the government - Rs.2,500 soon after her birth and Rs.1 lakh after graduation at 21 years of age. The legislation will ensure that none can decrease these amounts.

Day of announcements from Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy

The State Election Commission that is likely to announce the election schedule for the panchayat bodies at any time on or after Wednesday, the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday ahead of the enforcement of the code of conduct made some important announcements.

The Chief Minister appointed V Srinivas Reddy of Guntur district as Chairman, Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Mangalagri Urban Development Authority and also named G Niranjan, former APCC general secretary as Chairman, AP Khadi and Village Industries Board and Manchu Chandraih of Srikakulam as its vice-chairman. Pantham Venkateswara Rao of East Godavari district has been appointed as Chairman, AP Handicrafts Development Corporation. He also cleared the appointment of V Sivaramakrishnaiah as Chairman of the medical infrastructure corporation.

Prabhutva Udyoga Jatara (Job Mela)

Kiran Kumar Reddy also gave a green signal for filling a record number of 24,078 posts lying vacant in various government departments as part of the ongoing programme, Prabhutva Udyoga Jatara.

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