Tuesday, December 30, 2008

State contained naxalism: YSR

User Rating: / 0 Monday, 29 December 2008

Mahabubnagar, December 29: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has claimed that naxalism and factionism was contained in the State and attributed this to the stable government which took up several development and welfare programmes.

Speaking at a convention of South Telangana Regional Mahila Samakya delegates at Wanaparthy on Sunday, he said that the youth in the State have weaned themselves away from Naxalites and factionists as the developmental and welfare programmes introduced by his government have reached even to the remote villages.

He said that the women in the State have achieved empowerment only because of his government’s loan scheme with three percent interest to mahila groups. .

Dr. Reddy said that his government was contemplating to provide pension to members of mahila groups who attained the age of 60 years. Explaining about the scheme, he said the one crore members of mahila groups would contribute Rs.1 each daily and the State government would contribute a matching grant and the total amount would be would be deposited with LIC.

Each member after completing 60 years would get a pension from Rs.4500 to 5000 basing on their contribution to the scheme.

Minister for Rural Development G. Chinna Reddy also spoke. Earlier Chief Minister had community lunch with selected leaders of mahila samakyas.

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