Andhra Pradesh News on October 30, 2013
October 30, 2013 - Hyderabad
- Chief Minister visits flood-hit areas in Srikakulam district
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday visited the flood-ravaged areas in Srikakulam district and reviewed relief operations. He assured that he would ask the Central Government for the waiver of standing loans of farmers in Srikakulam district that was hit by unprecedented floods and Phailin cyclone. He announced that the government would sanction Rs.10,000 per hectare as input subsidy and take steps for the construction of damaged houses by sanctioning Rs.1 lakh for each dwelling. Rs.5,000 will be given for utensils and 10 kg rice will be distributed to each family in the affected areas.
- RCI-NIT to collaborate
Missile avionics Laboratory, Research Centre Imarat signed a MoU with National Institute of Technology, Warangal for R&D collaboration and academic interaction. The MoU was exchanged between G Satheesh Reddy, Director, RCI and Prof.T Srinivasa Rao, Director, NIT. The institutions will conduct joint research projects, including courses and training according to a release.
- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit postponed
The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the flood-affected districts of north coastal Andhra has been postponed to November 2. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is likely to accompany Dr. Manmohan Singh.
- TDP chief seeks national calamity status
TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday addressing a gathering of party workers in Tanuku in connection with his visit to flood hit areas said that he would write to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shortly with a request to declare it as a national calamity and extend adequate financial help to the victims. He said that it was high time the government undertook relief measures on a war-footing.
- CPI demands de-linking subsidized gas supply from Aadhaar
The CPI (M) city secretary M Babu Rao addressing a press conference on Wednesday in Vijayawada demanded the State Government withdrew its policy of linking supply of subsidized gas with Cash Transfer Scheme (CTS). He said that the decision of the government to link the gas and supply of rationed goods with Aadhaar cards and bank accounts has let to chaos. He said Aadhaar cards were not issued to more than half of the people of the city and added that the bankers were not willing to open accounts.