AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's first Cabinet meet
June 12, 2014 - Hyderabad
The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet meeting was held on Thursday at TLN Sabha Hall of Andhra University Senate on Thursday.
The cabinet meeting that went on more than seven hours and dealt in detail on the files cleared by Chandrababu Naidu on June 8 while taking oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Visakhapatnam will be made a mega city
Speaking to media, AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that the government is committed for the development of all regions and added that development would be decentralized. He said that Visakhapatnam is one of the best cities in the country and TDP government is thinking of making it a mega city. He underlined the need of a metro rail for Visakhapatnam.
Loan waiver will be implemented after report
Chandrababu Naidu said that there is a deficit of Rs.15, 900 crores in the current year. On loan waiver, he reminded of the constitution of committee announced by him that will frame modalities and the government will implement waiver of loans immediately after submission of the report in consultation with the Central Government.
20 litres of mineral water for Rs.2
He said that mineral water will be supplied at a cost of Rs.2 per 20 litres in villages and towns. He said check dams will be constructed wherever necessary to see that there would be no scarcity of water. He said that efforts are being taken to deal with water scarcity.
Rs.1,500pm pension with 80% disability
Pension of Rs.1,000 will be given to the physically challenged with 40per cent to 79 per cent disability while Rs.1,500 will be given for over 80 per cent disability. Naidu said that the pension scheme is applicable from October 2 this year.
More ports to come up:
Chandrababu Naidu said that efforts will be taken to establish 13 to 14 ports. He said that many industries in sectors like Ferro-alloys, fertilizers etc., were ready to come up in the State. On power shortage, Chandrababu Naidu said steps would be taken for uninterrupted 24-hour power supply to industries and households and nine hours for agriculture needs by establishing a separate load dispensing centre by connecting power generated by the new power plants that are coming up.