2008 will be a golden year of development: YSR

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Hyderabad, Dec 30 (UNI) Extending greetings to the people on the eve of the New Year, Chief Minister Y S Rajasrkhara Reddy today said the year 2008 would pave the way to lead a silent revolution in the areas of development and it would be a 'golden year' for the people in the state.

In a release here, he said more than 1.80 crore health cards were distributed to the poor under 'Arogya Sri' scheme and the government had prepared a plan to provide job opportunities to more than 10 lakh youth in the next two years at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore.

He also said 4.30 lakh acres of lands were distributed to the poor.

The second phase of 'Rajiv Swagruha' scheme would be launched in October 2008, he said, adding, the foundation stone for an IIT centre would be layed at Basara in Adilabad district on January 12.

UNI

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