Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today urged citizens to work hard for the development of the state and consider people of Singapore and Dubai as their “role model”.
Addressing a public meeting at Alankanpalli, he said people of Singapore and Dubai worked sincerely in developing their countries.
“We (the people) too have to work with commitment to develop our state, which is suffering with deficit budget and with many teething problems,” he added.
Naidu also urged residents to face the drought with courage.
“People should not fear of drought. Drought should fear to enter in to this area,” he said, adding they should depend on “dug-out ponds” to store water for improving ground water, for which government has sanctioned one lack ponds for every district.
“I am taking all steps to bring Godavari water to Rayalaseema to develop sustainable agriculture for flourishing this region,” he added.
“Steps will be taken to complete ‘Buggavanka’ works and flights will be operated between Kadapa and Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Amaravathi (the new capital) soon”, Naidu added.
He said that his government is investing Rs 500 crore (to purchase) medical equipment for providing best medical care to the poor.
Meanwhile, Naidu also inaugurated ten social welfare schools, eight primary health center buildings, 21 Stri sakti bhavans.
The Chief Minister also laid foundation stone for the ‘Haj House’ and for a 50-bed hospital to be constructed at Rajampeta.
District incharge Minister G Srinivas Rao, Information Minister P Raghunath Reddy and senior officials were present on the occasion.