Bifurcation blues – Chief Minister to mount pressure on Centre

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu asserted today that the State government will exert pressure on the Centre to fulfil the assurances made to the fledgling State at the time of bifurcation.

He said that the Special package announced by the Centre in lieu of Special Category Status have not fully come. So, in the case of railway zone and other institutions as also the compensation for loss of revenue. He said the same while launching the fifth phase of the Janmabhoomi Maa Vooru programme at Darsi in Prakasam district.

Chandrababu announced ‘Pelli Kanuka’ for newly wed couples from the SC/ST, BC communities from coming Ugadi to help them to meet their social commitments. To encourage inter-caste marriages, Rs.1 lakh each would be paid to those entering into wedlock with members of other castes from the Telugu New Year, he said. Allowance would be paid to unemployed youth soon. Training would be imparted to help them secure jobs, he said.

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