AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has announced that all the 123 selected farmers from the capital region will be sent to Singapore for learning about the best practices in the fields of business and entrepreneurship. While the original plan accounted for 100 farmers, the Chief Minister approved sanction of an extra Rs 12 lakh to include all the selected interested farmers.
“Farmers are the original citizens of the capital and they should be happy. Their transition into the entrepreneurship sector must be smooth, so we must ensure that skill building is a continuous process”, he said. The Chief Minister instructed the officials to make clear milestones, and ensure that all 32,000 families of the region are empowered, and become self-sustainable. The Chief Minister also reviewed the progress on the housing project for government employees in Amaravati. The designs for the towers and villas and blueprints and layouts of houses were presented to the Chief Minister by Team One India Pvt. Ltd.
MLAs and AIS officers will have 18 towers of luxury flats of a built-up area of 3,500 sqft., including a clubhouse and parking. Non-gazetted officers will have 22 towers (1,200 sqft), Type-1 Gazetted officers will have eight towers (1,800 sqft) and Type-2 Gazetted officers will have seven towers (1,500 sqft). Class IV officers will have six towers with flats of 900 sqft.
Three contractors NCC, L&T and Shapoorji Pallonji, have been finalized, for the completion of the housing project within the next six months. The Chief Minister also approved the revised administration sanction of Rs 2,652 crore, while the previous proposed cost was Rs 1,991 crore. (NSS)