AP ahead in cashless transactions: Palle Raghunatha Reddy

Minister for Information and Public Relations Palle Raghunatha Reddy said that Andhra Pradsh has emerged as a role model for the entire country in using Information Technology and cashless transactions.

By Author  |  Published: 10th Dec 2016  8:49 pm
Palle Raghunatha Reddy
File Photo. Andhra Pradesh Information and Public Relations Minister Palle Raghunatha Reddy.

Vijayawada: Minister for Information and Public Relations Palle Raghunatha Reddy said Andhra Pradesh has emerged as a role model for the entire country in using Information Technology along with internet of things (IOT) for real-time governance and transparency in the implementation of welfare schemes.

Addressing 28 conference of the States and Union Territories Ministers of Information and Cinematography in Delhi, on Saturday, Palle said the Ministry of Information and Public Relations played a crucial role in showcasing the welfare and development activities of the State after its bifurcation.

He said thewas ahead in promoting cashless transactions through introducing e-PoS devices in 29,000 fair price shops in the State and also encouraging farmers and farm hands to use the digital money through Rupay card and debit cards.

Palle said Andhra Pradesh government is going to emerge as number one State by introducing AP Fibre Grid system soon through which people will get internet, television and phone connectivity with a nominal charge of Rs 149 per month.

The Minister said the State government has established command control room and successfully conducted Krishna pushkarams by handling the gathering of crores of people. The Chief Minister took the initiative to monitor the big event and crowd management using drone cameras and surveillance cameras and face identification devices to curb the movement of anti-social elements.

He said the Chief Minister has been virtually monitoring the progress of Polavaram project works using drone cameras to complete the project as per the schedule.

Referring to the film industry, the Minister said that the government has taken up effective steps to attract the Telugu film industry from Hyderabad (Telangana) over to Visakhapatnam and other picturesque locations. Minister requested the Central government to sanction Film & TV Training Institute at Visakhapatnam for the promotion of TV and Film Industry in the State. He also requested for Digital Animation Centre at Tirupati.