Will make AP one of 3 best States by 2022 CM

first_imgCOMMENTS Published on Chandrababu Naidu   –  PTI SHARE Andhra Pradesh ‘Have made progress in many areas despite Centre’s not keeping promises ’ February 08, 2019 SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT State Budget Andhra Pradesh has made huge strides since 2014 when the Telugu Desam government assumed office, and “it is our aim to make it one of the three best States in the country by 2022 and the best by 2029, in a decade,” Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said. He was reviewing the performance of his government in his response to the debate on the Vote-on-Account Budget in the Assembly on Friday, the last day of the Budget session. He said Andhra Pradesh had registered double-digit growth in the past five years consistently. “Yet, our per capita income is still the lowest among the southern States in spite of the huge strides we have made. A huge blow was inflicted on the State with bifurcation and the BJP-led Union Government did not keep any of the promises it had made to the people of the State and did not implement the provisions of the AP Re-organisation Act, 2014. Undeterred, we have gone ahead and covered a lot of ground,” he said. ‘Achievements’Listing “the achievements of the TDP government in the past five years,” Naidu said the mega Polavaram irrigation project on the Godavari would be completed by the end of the year and water would be released the next kharif season itself. “We are going ahead with the construction of the new capital city, Amaravati, even though the Centre has allocated only a paltry sum of ₹1,500 crore,” he said. Three new ports — Machilipatnam in Krishna district, Bhavanapadu in Srikakulam district, and Ramayyapatnam in Prakasam district — are coming up and “the Centre has not fulfilled its promise to build a major port at Dugarajapatnam in Nellore district.” The State would move ahead with port-led development, he said.He spoke of the Kadapa steel plant, the petro-chemical complex at Kakinada and several other projects which, he said, the Centre should have taken up. “Therefore, the State Government itself is taking up these projects,” he said. Naidu also spoke of the many welfare schemes — payment of ₹2,000 pension to the aged and widows and ₹3,000 to the handicapped, the unemployment allowance of ₹2,000 to the jobless, and waiver of farm loans of ₹24,000 crorein the State. He spoke of the assistance of ₹10,000 crore to everymember of women’s self-help groups under the ‘Pasupu-kumkuma’ scheme.He expressed confidence that the people would vote him back to power “in spite of the politics of collusion being played by the BJP and the Opposition YSR Congress.” Vision 2029 Earlier, State Finance Minister Y Ramakrishnudu said that the Centre still had to release ₹1,16,000 crore under various heads and was refusing to do so. Assembly Speaker K Sivaprasad released the Vision 2029 document prepared by the State government.last_img read more

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Govt to invest Rs 33 crore to save 130 great Indian bustards

first_img Next Govt to invest Rs 33 crore to save 130 great Indian bustards left in the countryWith just 130 great Indian bustards left in the country, the Centre has initiated a project worth Rs 33.85 crore for their conservation and protection, the Environment Ministry told Lok Sabha Friday.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 17:56 IST Babul Supriyo said the ministry has also initiated a project, titled ‘Habitat Improvement and Conservation Breeding of Great Indian Bustard-An Integrated Approach’. (File photo)With just 130 great Indian bustards left in the country, the Centre has initiated a project worth Rs 33.85 crore for their conservation and protection, the Environment Ministry told Lok Sabha Friday.Responding to a query on measures being taken to protect the Indian bustard, one of the heaviest birds listed under critically endangered species, Union Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo said the ministry was providing funds to states and Union Territories for conservation and protection of 21 critically endangered species, including the great Indian bustard.”The ministry, through its Centrally Sponsored Scheme-Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH), provides funds to states or Union Territories under the component ‘Species Recovery Programme’ for conservation and protection of 21 critically endangered species, including the great Indian bustard,”p Babul Suriyo said in a written response.Babul Suriyo said the ministry has also initiated a project, titled ‘Habitat Improvement and Conservation Breeding of Great Indian Bustard-An Integrated Approach’, with a financial support of Rs 33.85 crore for five years from the ad hoc Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) for conservation, breeding of the Indian bustard with technical support from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII).”The important objective of this programme is to build up captive population of great Indian bustard and to release the chicks in the wild for increasing the population. Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra are the important range states involved in this programme,” the minister said.In the last four years, the government has released over Rs 7.9 crore to Maharashtra and Rajasthan for conservation of great Indian bustard under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme-Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH), the ministry said.According to government figures, Maharshtra got Rs 4.79 crore between 2015 and 2019, while Rajasthan received Rs 3.12 crore.However, on a question on the role of noise pollution in endangering the Indian bustard, the ministry said the government does not recognise such a cause.Speaking to PTI, a senior official of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), an organisation working on the Indian bustard breeding project, said power lines are killing these birds and in order to increase their population, their breeding has started.”We are starting a breeding programme to repopulate the great Indian bustard. We collect their eggs, incubate them and hatch them. The second and third generation born out of the breeding will be then released into the wild when the environment is suitable for them. But it will take at least 15 years for them to be released into the wild,” said Y V Jhala, scientist, Wildlife Institute of India (WII).Currently, there are two centres for breeding and hatching — one in Jaisalmer and the other in Kota, both in Rajasthan, Y V Jhala said.ALSO READ | Royal hunting party fromSaudi Arabia in search of the Great Indian BustardALSO READ | The Great Indian Bustard could have become India’s national bird but for that spelling!ALSO WATCH | Karnataka: Animal lovers set-up shelter, save animals from floods For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow Bustard speciesFollow Environment MinistryFollow Wildlife Institute of IndiaFollow Lok Sabhalast_img read more

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