Amaravati: On India's 75th Independence Day, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy highlighted the developments the state had made in the last three years under his governance. "Village secretariats, volunteer system, RBKs, digital libraries, 108 and 104 services, village clinics, family doctor concept, pre-primary English-medium schools, Nadu-Nedu—these are not achieved in 75 years but in the past three years," he said.
Jagan hoisted the national flag on Independence Day at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Amaravati and received honour from the armed forces.
Jagan stressed on AP's key issues and developments. "Even after 75 years of Independence, people are fighting for their rights. Our government is searching for solutions for people's problems and solving them," he said. "India is at the top of the global pharma sector and is second in the world in the use of smartphones. One out of three tablets used in the US are manufactured in India and we should feel proud of these achievements," he added.
Addressing the farmers, Jagan said, "Farmers who are feeding the nation are still sleeping hungry due to poverty. In three years of rule, our government has spent Rs. 1.27 lakh crores on the welfare of farmers."
Highlighting the revolutionary changes in the last three years of governance, Jagan said the government has distributed Rs. 19,618 crores under Amma Vodi scheme, Rs. 3,615 lakhs under Sunna Vaddi, Rs. 9,180 crores under YSR Cheyutha, and Rs. 53,000 crores in the education sector. The government has given employment to 6 lakh people and generated 1,84,000 permanent government jobs, 20,000 contract jobs, and 4 lakh out-sourcing jobs.
During the Independence Day celebrations, Jagan awarded medals to police officers, including AP director-general of police K.V Rajendranath Reddy, additional DGP (law and order) Dr. A. Ravi Shankar, additional DGP (Railways) Kumar Viswajeet, DSP (Intelligence) K. Sudhakar, ARSI, ACB Vijayawada M. Srinivasa Rao, and other IPS officers. Retired additional superintendent of police (ASP) N. Venkat Reddy was awarded the Indian Police Medal (IPM).