VIJAYAWADA: Social Welfare Minister Merugu Nagarjuna has directed his officials to take immediate steps for protecting the lands of the SC Corporation, hold a survey of the corporation’s lands across the state and fence them.
The minister said programmes will be undertaken by the SC Corporation under the PM Ajay scheme this year, with an earmarked fund of `136 crore. Under this, steps will be taken to provide employment to the unemployed SCs in the state.
Skill development training will be given to them for various vocational courses and it will be ensured that they will get jobs after the training, he said.
Nagarjuna reviewed the progress related to NSFDC, NSKFDC, Land Purchase (LPS) and other schemes and found that 17 acres of land related to SC Corporation was lying vacant in different parts of the state. The officials must survey the SC Corporation lands and mark the boundaries, fence them and erect boards to proclaim these are SC Corporation lands, he said.
The minister said there are also lands that were previously leased to people for poultry farms. “Around 594 acres of land has been allocated for 1,407 poultry firms across the state and at present 1245 of these sheds are remaining unutilized. We are looking into the possibilities of bringing them back to use,” he said.
SC Corporation MD Chinna Ramudu, GM Sunil Raj and other officials were present....