Amaravathi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy, on 25 August, announced that 30 lakh women from weaker sections of the society will get house sites worth Rs. 22,000 crore. He expressed hope that the state government would get a favourable verdict from the Supreme Court so that it can go ahead with the distribution of house site pattas to the poor.

During a video conference, the Chief Minister directed officials to complete the processes related to layouts, markings, and selection of beneficiaries through lotteries. He directed the officials to conduct review meetings with MROs and ensure that all details required for registration of house site pattas are collected.

Regarding NGREGS, Jagan said the expenditure on material components should be Rs. 10 crore per week in every district in the state. He said the construction of village/ward secretariat buildings should be completed by March 2021. He further added that the state government was focusing on strengthening Anganwadi centres in the state and that these centres will be changed to YSR pre-primary schools where 10 types of facilities will be provided to the children. An action plan will be prepared by next week to revamp 55,000 Anganwadi centres under Nadu Nedu scheme, he said.

The Chief Minister directed the district collectors and JCs to focus on Nadu Nedu programme in schools and ensure all works are completed by 5 September as the government is planning to reopen schools by then.

Jagan said there are reports that bank managers are not giving the YSR Cheyutha amount deposited in the accounts of women and directed the district collectors to speak to the bank managers and ensure the women get the money.

The Chief Minister said the state has signed MoUs with Amul, HUL, Proctor & Gamble, ITC, Reliance, Jio, and Allana Groups to provide sustainable livelihood to women. He said 19 lakh women have selected their livelihood options to utilise the money in various ways. He said a group of eight ministers will review their activities once every 15 days at the state-level while the district collectors along with bankers, SERP officials, and representatives of the companies will review their activities every week.

Jagan directed the district collectors to guide revenue assistants and surveyors in village secretariats and complete crop booking at any cost and also focus on completion of Joint Ajamaishi records.

Custom hiring centres for farm machinery should be set up and farmers should be divided into groups and machines delivered to them, he instructed officials, adding each mandal or RBK should be taken as a unit and fertilisers should be distributed. The Chief Minister also asked officials to identify one acre under each RBK and set up multi-purpose facilities like godowns, platforms to dry the crops, primary processing units, and collection centres.

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