Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu
Guntur: Guntur joint-collector Ch Sridhar on Saturday said that AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has launched the 'my brick-my Amaravati' portal to facilitate the participation of public in construction of the capital city Amaravati. `1 crore worth bricks have been received as donations to the portal, said Mr Sridhar.
Requesting the public to refrain from donating physical bricks, the joint-collector appealed them to donate bricks through the e-brick portal.
Mr Sridhar said that nearly 7,000 farmers from the 29 villages of the Capital Region live in other areas.
Therefore, the state government officials are sending Amaravati foundation invitation and silver clothes through speed post and the process of inviting the farmers of the capital region would be completed by October 19.
Donations pour in for capital
Minister for agriculture P. Pulla Rao on Saturday said that Rs 88 lakh in the form of donations for the capital city construction have been received from the public in one day.
The minister claimed that the public of AP is extending full support in developing Amaravati as a world-class capital city. He was participating in the Mana Neeru (water)-Mana Matti (soil) programme at Pidugu-ralla of the district.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister refuted allegations of opposition parties about spending `400 crore on the foundation day programme and claimed that the government has till now sanctioned only `9 crore for the programme. He appealed to everyone from the 13 districts of the state to contribute for the capital construction and hoped swift completion of new capital with public support.
Mr Pulla Rao, Narasaraopeta MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, MLAs G.V. Anjaneyulu and Y. Srinivasa Rao and other leaders of the Telugu Desam participated in the water-soil for Amaravati and joined the puja rituals for the water-soil kalasam.