State achieved development in all sectors: AP CLP

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Hyderabad, May 13 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Congress Legislature Party (CLP) today claimed the state had achieved development in all sectors with several welfare schemes and developmental activities being taken up by the government during the last four years.

Releasing a 'factual' report comparing the previous TDP rule with the present government's developmental activities during the last four years in Andhra Pradesh, State Ministers K Rosaiah, Aanam Ramanarayana Reddy, Mohd Ali Shabbir, K Lakshmiminarayana and Tax Minister Konathala Ramakrishan alleged the state witnessed 'black days during the nine- year TDP rule.

Stating the government had been implementing all promises made during the 2004 elections, he said several other welfare schemes not mentioned in the manifesto were also taken up.

From 1995 to 2004, the TDP Government had increased power tariff seven times, scrapped the Rs two per kg rice scheme for the poor and failed to provide free power supply to the farmers, they claimed.

TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu was making 'unimaginable promises' like free power to farmers for 12 hours and free rice to the poor during the ongoing 'Meekosam Chaitanya Yatra' with an aim to come to power 'which was impossible.' The State Government had taken up irrigation projects under Jalayagnam with a view to provide irrigated water to remote areas and earmarked Rs 16,500 crore in the Budget for 2008-09.

The government had already completed 12 projects providing irrigated water to 14 lakh acre in the state, he claimed.

Mr Shabbir said the state government had been providing uninterrupted free power supply to the farm sector by increasing power generation.

He said the government had been purchasing power worth Rs 10 crore every day to meet the demand.The government had not increased the tariff despite providing free power supply to nearly 26 lakh pumpsets in the state.

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