Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandraabu Naidu today said a mission mode approach has been adopted in the last two years by implanting various welfare measures to benefit the poor.
In a teleconference held with officers of the various departments here, the Chief Minister said, “to win over poverty is the objective of our government and we are targeting to ensure a minimum monthly income of Rs.10,000 to every household in the State. The government increased old age and widow pensions by five fold and pensions to physically handicapped persons by 3 fold, and Rs 5,700 crore has been spent on pensions in one year, the Chief Minister said.
“Rs 2,700 crore as capital investment was provided to Self Help Groups and Rs 1,300 crores was allotted to pay the interest. With the help of technology, the money is directly transferred into the bank accounts of beneficiaries. We are eliminating the middlemen in various government-sponsored welfare schemes,” the Chief Minister said, adding that his government was aiming to create “a Happy and Healthy Andhra Pradesh”. He also said its the responsibility of every employee in the State to understand the objectives of ‘Nava Nirmana Deeksha’ and ‘Maha Sankalpam’.
“The officers must ensure that they educate the people on what the government was trying to achieve despite huge financial crunch. The government has given government and APSRTC employees 42% fitment. Therefore, the officials must play an important role in making Navya Andhra into Swarna Andhra”, he added. The government was determined to implement best practices in governance and appealed to all sections of the people to make ‘Maha Sankalpam’ tomorrow a grand success. (NSS)