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AP plans welfare schemes for farming community

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Hyderabad , June 11

IN a departure from video conferencing and the use of IT to reach people advocated by the Chandrababu Government, the new Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has decided to launch a bi-weekly, direction interaction with the rural people.

Called "Rajiv Palle Baata", the programme would be launched on June 13 at Chevella in the neighbouring Ranga Reddy district by the Chief Minister. It will specially focus on the farming community.

Claimed to be a first of its kind in the country, the programme will facilitate direction interaction of the Chief Minister with the rural people to get a feedback on implementation of welfare measures initiated by the State Government to provide relief, succour and support to the rural population, an official release said on Friday.

Dr Rajasekhara Reddy will visit about 40 villages in Ranga Reddy district meeting farmers and people from the weaker sections. He will also address 12 roadside meetings, preferably at the village platforms (Rachabandas).

The Rajiv Palle Baata is expected to address issues relating to agricultural operations, supply of inputs to farmers, irrigation facilities, power supply, rural drinking water supply and other felt needs.

The Chief Minister seems to have chosen Chevella village by choice. His now famous 1600 km "Pada Yatra" in 2003 as well as the `Jaitra Yatra', in 2004 were launched from Chevella village. Recalling these events, Dr Rajasekhara Reddy said, "The village has the distinction of hat trick by grounding the third such consecutive historic programme".

The Chief Minister has also decided to do away with customary practises and would not entertain garlands, bouquets and mementoes during the Rajiv Palle Baata, the release said. Dr Reddy hopes that the programme will enable the State administrative machinery to streamline, improve and strengthen the process of implementing welfare measures.

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