Vijayawada: Stepping into the second-half of 2021, the month of July started on a colourful note with the celebrations of Rythu Dinotsavam, announcement of YSR Lifetime Achievement Awards and Chief Minister’s tour to Kadapa and Anantapur districts.
The month has also seen social justice being implemented in full spirit in the nominated posts for corporations, implementation of EWS reservations, Centre issuing gazette notification bringing all projects under the jurisdiction of the KRMB and the GRMB, besides going ahead with welfare schemes by continuing YSR Bima, Kapu Nestam and Vidya Deevena schemes.
With the slide in Covid cases, the state government relaxed curfew timings from 6 am to 10 pm across the state, allowing theatres, restaurants, gyms and function halls to operate strictly adhering to Covid protocols by mandating masks and sanitisers. On the vaccination front, the state government has administered 2,04,17,764 doses of vaccine of which 1,03,24,702 doses were given as the first dose and 50,46,531 people were given two doses.
On July 8, commemorating the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, Rythu Dinotsavam was celebrated in the state on a grand note, where the state government announced the first-ever YSR Lifetime Achievement and YSR Achievement Awards for 63 individuals and institutions which will be presented in the second week of August.
In the second week of July, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy visited YSR Kadapa and Anantapur districts and inaugurated 1,898 RBKs constructed with a cost of Rs 413.76 crore, 100 YSR integrated labs, aqua labs, 611 YSR custom hiring centres and laid foundation for construction of 1,262 godowns, Nadu Nedu works in market yards and 45 new rythu bazaars.
In the third week of July, the Central government issued a gazette notification finalising the jurisdiction of both Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) and Godavari River Management Board (GRMB).
Further, in the month of July, the Chief Minister conducted an aerial survey of the Polavaram project and reviewed the ongoing works, after inspecting the spillway. During a Spandana video conference, the Chief Minister stressed on the need of accountability and directed officials to monitor village and ward secretariats on a regular basis. He ordered memos for those officials who underperformed....