60 lakh people participate in Janmabhoomi prog: CM


Vijayawada Jan 11 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that about 60 lakh people had participated in the government sponsored Janmabhoomi programme across the state during the last 10 days and 1.71 lakh ration cards had been issued.

The Chief Minister held a teleconference on the Janmabhoomi programme with officials from his residence here on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion he said that during the nine days Janmabhoomi programme, 1,71,447 ration cards had been distributed and 1,00,635 social security pensions had been sanctioned to the eligible poor.

The government had received 2.60 lakh representations from people urging houses, 1.98 lakh applications for ration cards and 1.45 lakh representations for pensions, the Chief Minister said and directed the officials to verify the applications and provide benefits to the eligible people at the earliest.

Mr Naidu informed that about 12 lakh people had been provided medical treatment at 15,725 medical camps Organized as part of Janmabhoomi programme. He said that 13,72,000 livestock had also been provide treatment in 23,991 camps. The government had received 9,92,000 representation from people on their grievances.

“Janmabhoomi programme, being organised by Andhra Pradesh government, should be role model to other states. The official machinery from top to bottom level should mingle with people to know their problems personally and take steps to resolve them. No state is organising such programme in the country” he claimed and asked the officials to preserve the holding 10 days Janmabhoomi programme and their experiences as documentation.

Adviser to AP government (Communications) Parakala Prabhakar, Principal Secretariat of various departments, District Collectors and other officials were present at the teleconference.