CM sanctions Rs 50 cr more to Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences

Our Bureau Visakhapatnam | Updated on June 09, 2011 Published on June 09, 2011

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The Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, made an announcement at a public function at Sabbavaram on Thursday that Rs 50 crore more would be sanctioned soon to the Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) to expedite the work.

The Chief Minister, on a one-day tour to the Visakhapatnam district, was addressing a “ rythu sadassu” (convention of farmers) at Sabbavaram village. He said the VIMS, the super-specialty hospital, would be of great help in providing medical care to the public in the north-coastal districts and the State Government was committed to completing the project as soon as possible. He also promised that the King George Hospital (KGH) and the Victoria Hospital would be improved to offer better medical services.

Earlier, Mr Reddy said his government was doing its best to address the problems of farmers and make farming remunerative. He said such conventions were being held in 79 revenue divisions across the State to enable interaction of farmers with scientists.

He said his government had increased the input subsidy to Rs 6,000 a hectare from Rs 1,500 and the support price for paddy had gone up to Rs 1,030 a quintal. “We are exerting pressure on the Union Government to hike the support price by Rs 200 more a quintal of paddy,” he added.

He said the AP Land Licensed Cultivators' Ordinance 2011 had been issued on Wednesday to benefit the tenant farmers who would now be able to avail themselves of crop loans, input subsidy and other benefits available to owner farmers. “It is a major step our Government has taken,” he added.

Irrigation project

He promised that the State Government would make all efforts to complete the Polavaram irrigation project and also to get national status for the project. Visakhapatnam district would get 24 TMC ft of water after the completion of the project and it could be used for irrigation, and other requirements of the growing city of Vizag.

Cancer hospital inaugurated

Later, the Chief Minister inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital and Research Institute established by NRI promoters in MVP colony. He also inaugurated several works taken up by the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission scheme.

He opened a new pipeline at Tatipudi and a sewage treatment plant at Mudasarlova.

He also inaugurated the Engineering College for Women in Andhra University.

Published on June 09, 2011
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