AP Cabinet Meeting Highlights

AMARAVATI: The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was held in secretariat on Wednesday, March 04. The Cabinet has discussed over several key issues like the National Population Register (NPR), setting up of Airport in Bhogapuram at Vizianagaram district,construction of sea port at Ramayapatnam.

The cabinet also decided to award the construction of the Bhogapuram International Airport to the GMR group in public private partnership (PPP) mode. The total area of 2,703 acres has been reduced to 2,200 acres and the remaining 500 acres will be under the control of the state government.

The government decided to provide Rs 2,000 crore through banks to the Visakhapatnam Thermal Power Station (VTPS) and Krishnapatnam Thermal Plant to increase power generation.

It was also decided to distribute house sites to 26 lakh poor people on March 25 for which 43,141 acres have been earmarked. The minister said that 'pattas' would be registered in the names of the beneficiaries on a stamp paper. All the colonies would be named as YSR Jagananna colonies.

The beneficiary will be given the right to mortgage the land within five years of being given the 'patta' in case of an exigency. The beneficiary will also be given a legal entitlement to sell the land within five years in case of need, Venkataramaiah said.

To make the programme a success, 26,976 acres of government land and 16,164 acres of private land has been acquired by the government, the minister said. The plots would be developed for which marking is being done on a war-footing.

Based on the cabinet sub-committee report on insider trading and irregularities in land deals in the capital region of Amaravati, the cabinet approved the setting up of a police station under the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to file the cases and prepare chargesheets. It was also proposed to rope in the Crime Branch/CID or Lokayukta for the investigations.

AP government also discussed over the distribution of 25 lakhs residential plots to the eligible candidates by Ugadi, the introduction of the budget in the assembly, constructions of ports and other were also discussed issues in today's cabinet meeting.


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