Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy with Prime Minister Narendra Modi
New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday and appealed to expedite several issues pending, nine years after state bifurcation.
In a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister reminded him that some key issues still needed to be resolved despite several rounds of discussions held by the special committee constituted under the Chairmanship of the Union Finance Secretary to attend to a plethora of issues mentioned in the AP Reorganization Act.
Jagan urged the Prime Minister to release the pending amount of Rs 36,625 crore under the Resource Gap Funding for the fiscal 2014-15 and enhance the credit limit of Rs 17,923 crore which was reduced from Rs 42,472 crore post Covid-19 pandemic, besides reimbursing the arrears of Rs 2600.74 crore incurred by the state government on the Polavaram Project.
He appealed to the PM to accept the technical advisory committee’s estimates of Rs 55,548 crore on Polavaram Project, treat the drinking water supply component as its part and parcel and release Rs 10,000 crore immediately on an ad-hoc basis to expedite the construction besides paying compensation to the displaced persons.
Prime Minister was asked to ensure speedy steps to clear the pending dues of Rs 7,058 crore, outstanding from the Telangana State Discoms to the APGENCO for the power supplied between 2014 and 2017.
“Andhra Pradesh has so far incurred a financial burden of Rs 5,527 crore on supplying ration to 56 lakh families under the PMGKAY due to irrational selection of beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act. To compensate for this, unused ration stocks should be allotted to AP as recommended by NITI Aayog,” said Jagan.
The Centre was asked to clear permissions for 12 medical colleges in the state, allot required mines to APMDC to cater to the raw material needs of the steel plant in YSR Kadapa district and grant Special Status to Andhra Pradesh as promised in the Parliament by the Centre.