CM orders inquiry into 'admn lapses' in INDIRAMMA scheme

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Hyderabad, Oct 30: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today ordered an inquiry into the administration lapse for delay in sending orders, recommending the Collectors to acquire land for INDIRAMMA housing scheme in urban areas.

Inaugurating the two-day District Collectors conference here, Dr Reddy asked the officials concerned to inquire into the delay of sending orders which had been issued a month ago. The orders had not reached the districts immediately, causing the delay in the acquistion of land for housing scheme.

The Chief Minister asked the officials 'why there was a serious lapse in sending the orders.' A group of ministers under the chairmanship of Finance Minister K Rosaiah would review the progress of INDIRAMMA housing and pension schemes from the first week of December.

Stressing the need to complete 85 per cent of the targetted 85 lakh houses for the poor by March 2009, Dr Reddy said only 59 per cent out of 23.50 lakh houses, were near completion under the first phase of INDIRAMMA scheme.

The government was committed to provide houses to all poor as promised during the 2004 assembly election, he said the full powers had been given to the officials to achieve the target.

The State Government was planning to upgrade all educational institutions at the cost of Rs 20,000 to 30,000 crore in the next few years, Dr Reddy said adding Rs 1,695 crore was immediately needed to upgrade 700 residential schools.

Stating that the government would allocate Rs 600 crore to introduce 'Rajiv Arogyasri' and emergency services in all districts to provide free medical treatment to the poor, the Chief minister said the scheme would be launched in East and West Godavari, Ranga Reddy, Nalgonda and Chittoor districts on December 5.

Dr Reddy said the govenrment had introduced 'saturation' concept to achieve the targets in every development and welfare programmes.


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