Agriculture growth rises to 18 percent in AP, claims minister

Minister highlights significant achievements under Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy's welfare-focused governance at Rotary Club event

Kakinada: Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister K.V. Nageswara Rao has said Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is implementing the welfare schemes without considerations of caste, religion or politics of its beneficiaries.

“Jagan Mohan Reddy’s aim is to reach the benefits of all government schemes to the poor,” the minister said at a Rotary Club programme titled “Why AP Needs Jagan’’, in Tanuku on Thursday.

Participating in the programme as chief guest, the minister said Jagan Mohan Reddy was ruling the state with the twin goals of welfare and development and all eligible persons were being given benefits of these.

Rao said that 55,000 acres of land had been purchased to provide house sites to 32 lakh beneficiaries. However, the opposition parties were trying to create hurdles in the government schemes by approaching courts, he said.

The minister said poverty in the state has been reduced to 6 per cent from 12 per cent and industrial growth rose to 18 per cent and agriculture growth to 12 per cent from 3 per cent. AP took the third top slot in education r from the 15th place in the country, he said.

State Minorities Corporation director Mehar Ansari, agriculture market committee chairman Natha Krishna Veni and others were present.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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