Govt committed for the develoment of film industry: AP CM

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Hyderabad, Nov 16 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today said the State Government had accorded priority to the film industry for its development in the State.

Presenting NTR National Awards, Raghupathi Venkaiah awards and Nandi Awards to the film personalities at a function here, he said the Congress Government in the State had played a big role in bringing the film industry from Chennai to Hyderabad.

Dr Reddy said the government would assist for the development of the industry. The Government had taken positive decisions for its development in the State, he added.

The Chief Minister said following a request from the theatre managements and the film personalities, the government had removed the slab system in tickets in theatres for the benefit of the film industry.

He announced that the government would give permission to increase the high class tickets in the theatres from the present Rs 35 to Rs 50, based on the request of the film industry.

Dr Reddy also announced the constitution of National award in the name of renowned film Producer and Director and late B Nagi Reddy from next year.

Andhra Pradesh Informaton and Public Relations and Cinematography Misister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy said the government had revived the NTR national award which was stopped by the previous TDP Government in 2002.

Andhra Pradesh Finance Minsiter K Rosaiah, Backward Class Welfare Minister M Mukesh Goud, Parliament members, film personalities and Jury members T L Kantha Rao and Mohan Babu, were among others, who attended the function.

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