HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today
said that all the promises made during Rachabanda will be fulfilled in a
programme to be launched next month in the State. He said benefits like Ration
Cards, Pensions, Houses, Aarogyasri cards for which applications were received
during last Rachabanda Programme will be distributed on a saturation mode. All
this will cost the State exchequer Rs.1650 crs.
The Chief Minister today reviewed progress regarding
fulfilling the Rachabanda assurances with Ministers and officials at
Secretariat. Ministers consisting of GoM, Kanna Lakshminarayana, Anam
Ramnarayan Reddy, Dharmana Prasada Rao, Botsa Satyanarayana and N Raghuveera
Reddy, Special Chief Secretary to CM, J Satyanarayana, other Special Chief
Secretaries, G Sudhir, S.P.Tucker, Chaya Ratan, M Samuel, Principal Secretaries
R Subramanyam, Chitra Ramachandran, Sambasiva Rao, Commissioner, Civil
Supplies, Harpreet Singh, CEO, SERP, Rajasekhar, Secretary, Finance, T
Satyanarayana, CEO, Aarogyasri, Srikant, Secretary to CM, K S Jawahar Reddy,
Special Secretary to CM, SS Rawat, Addl. Secretary to CM, N. Sreedhar & other
officials attended the meeting.
It may be stated here that the Group of Ministers on
Rachabanda was constituted with Minister for Housing as Convener. Meetings of
GoM on Rachabanda were held on 10th January, 2011 and 15.7.11 and 01-08-2011
previously. Rachabanda programme was conducted from 24th January to 12th
February, 2011 with thrust areas such as Ration Cards, Pensions, Housing,
Pavalavaddi, Abhayahastam, MGNREGS, Arogyasri. The Chief Minister participated
in the Rachabanda Programme in many villages in various districts.
The Chief Minister today reviewed the progress on the
status of the Applications received under the programme. The meeting also
discussed the distribution of benefits during the proposed Rachabanda-2011 mass
contact programme. As far as Ration Cards are concerned, total number of new
white cards to be distributed after verification of the applications received
are 24.40 lakh cards. As regards Pensions, total number of applicants found
eligible - 5.23 lakh. Housing: Estimated eligible beneficiaries - around 15.00
lakhs and these will be distributed in 3 phases.
As far as Pavala Vaddi (Rural) is concerned, the amount of
Rs.294.83 crores required up to March 2010 was released by the Government as
additional budget. Pavala Vaddi (urban): the required amount of Rs.124.94
crores up to March 2010 of all the ULBs in the State was released. The first
six months requirement of 2010-11 will be distributed before the next
Rachabanda programme while the second six months Pavala vaddi requirement will
be released during the Rachabanda programme. The Chief Minister reiterated
that all the assurances made during the last Rachabanda will be fulfilled and
distributed during the September programme.